DUBAI- The ARTPOP Ball global tour will now kick off its European leg in Dubai onSeptember 10th, 2014 due to the addition of a new show at Meydan Racecourse. The announcement was made today by AMI Live and ATW LIVE in association with Live Nation Global Touring. Tickets for this very exciting concert date go on sale this Thursday, May 15th – noon on www.ticketmaster.ae.
Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour is supporting the multi-platinum-selling artist’s latest album ARTPOP which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200.With over 775,000 tickets sold to date, the multi-month tour which opened last week in Ft. Lauderdale – complete with latex, tentacles, sequins and more – will travel to 35 cities and festivals throughout North America before it moves to Asia and Australia prior to its arrival in the Europe.
“The UAE is a becoming a top-10 destination for global entertainment, with an outstanding calibre of musicians, artists, performers and related events held here and the infrastructure is in place for further entertainment growth,” says Chairman and CEO of AMI Live, Marco Rios. “Lady Gaga is an ideal first show for our introduction in the Middle East – a performer with influences from diverse cultures, who is contemporary, dynamic, inclusive and a headline-maker,” Rios added.
Paul Morrison, Chairman of ATW LIVE says:“Dubai is perfectly positioned to establish itself as the Live Entertainment Hub along the ‘New Silk Route’, and we are very excited about welcoming Lady Gaga to Dubai. This show will be a ‘must see’ event in Dubai with not only the most exciting performance from this ground-breaking artist, but also a fantastic premium experience for fans and ticket purchasers at this world class venue. We are looking forward to working with our partners AMI Live on bringing some fantastic shows to Meydan, the region and beyond.”
“As the premium sporting and entertainment event facility in the UAE, and host to the Dubai World Cup, the World’s most prestigious horse race and the Middle East’s largest event, Meydan is pleased to be the venue for the debut performance of Lady Gaga in the region,” says Yanal Abaza, Head of Business Development and Sport and Leisure, Meydan. “We have worked with the ATW LIVE team on our prestigious 2014 Dubai World Cup, where they co-produced this year’s spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies and were the Executive Producers of the highly acclaimed Closing Concert. We are delighted that ATW LIVE in partnership with AMI Live have chosen Meydan as the venue for this much anticipated event.”