The Rolling Stones will NOT play second Abu Dhabi gig
But promoters working to release more tickets for February 21 show
Time Out staff
The Rolling Stones will not be playing a second gig in Abu Dhabi, promoters have announced.
However fans without a ticket may still have hopes of catching the legendary band’s UAE debut, with plans being worked on to release more tickets for the existing Yas Island concert.
Tickets for the February 21 gig sold out on Sunday (February 2) evening. Following the news promoters Flash Entertainment revealed plans to host a second date via Twitter with the post: ‘#StonesAbuDhabi SOLD OUT! Due to high demand, we're working on solutions to increase capacity or set up another show’.
However a representative of promoters Flash confirmed to Time Out today (Tuesday February 4) that a second date was off the cards – but that the existing capacity may still be upped to create more tickets.
The source said: ‘The Rolling Stones will not be doing a second show but FLASH are working on a solution for fans without tickets’.
Tickets for the show were priced between Dhs395 and Dhs3,995, with an expected capacity of around 25,000, based on previous gigs.
The du Arena gig on Yas Island will see the Stones – who celebrated 50 years as a band with a duo of London Hyde Park performances last year – perform in the UAE for the first, and probably last, time.
‘This is the biggest and most significant show we have ever staged, and ticket sales are indicative of the fervour and excitement to see the Rolling Stones kick off their 14 On Fire tour in Abu Dhabi,’ said Flash CEO John Lickrish, before the sell out was announced.
I really hope the UAE is not trying to get into the World Book of Guiness for the most people attending a concert, and I hope the organisers think about the logistics of getting in and out safely and without undue delay, and I sincerely hope the organisers have plenty of ammenities to cater to the thousands of people that will be attending.
Other than that I'm really looking forward to seeing the legendary Rolling Stones!