Music concerts to liven up the region and a spicy Latin dance-off in Lebanon
Time Out Bahrain staff
Bon Jovi October 1 du Arena, Abu Dhabi, UAE
It’s time to get your tickets to a concert that’s going to blow the minds of rock and pop music fans everywhere. Bon Jovi, the icons of American rock music, are set to entertain Abu Dhabi crowds with worldwide hits including ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ and ‘It’s My Life’. The band’s 25 year career has seen them release 12 albums, win 21 music awards, sell over 130 million records and perform at more than 2,800 concerts. Tickets start from BD30, available at www.ticketmaster.ae.
Spandau Ballet September 17 Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
With tracks such as ‘Gold’ and ‘True’, Spandau Ballet was one of the heavyweights of the ‘80s with No 1s in over 20 countries, and since getting back together in 2009 they’ve shared similar success. Performing as part of their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour, there’s no doubt they’ll be breaking out some of their biggest and best tracks to date, including their latest release Soul Boy, along with all the golden oldies. Tickets start at BD30, available online at www.doneevents.com.
Ellie Goulding September 24 Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
Good news Gouldiggers – (that’s what her fans are called in case you didn’t know) – Ellie Goulding is on her way to Dubai! Performing as part of Dubai Music Week, Ellie and her crew are set to perform some of her biggest and best tracks. The British songstress’ career has exploded in recent years, and since releasing ‘Love Me Like You Do’, the theme tune to the Hollywood blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, she’s become bigger than ever! Tickets from BD30, available at www.ticketmaster.ae.
30 Seconds to Mars September 25 Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
Jared Leto is taking a break from playing the Suicide Squad’s Joker this September and heading to Dubai to headline Dubai Music Week. Fans will be hearing the Oscar-winning actor and his band perform favourites from their latest studio album Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams along with other favourites such as ‘The Kill’ and ‘This Is War’. So if you’re looking for a fist-pumping, head-banging sort of evening then make sure you don’t miss out. Tickets from BD30, available at www.ticketmaster.ae.
Lebanon Latin Festival September 3 – 6 Edde Sands, Byblos, Lebanon With nearly 100 dancers and DJs from all corners of the world, there’s simply too many to mention. Held in one of Lebanon’s most luxurious resorts, the four-day festival promises to be an experience that you’ll never forget. Get yourself involved with the help of the dancing instructors, giving all the inside tips and tricks to dancing salsa, samba and many more! Tickets start from BD65, available at www.ticketingboxoffice.com.