Hip-hop legend Eminem coming to du Arena Abu Dhabi

The American star is is playing in the capital in October

Hip-hop legend Eminem coming to du Arena Abu Dhabi
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Music fans in Abu Dhabi are going to have to clear their schedules from midday onwards, as something very exciting is about to happen.

We are thrilled to confirm that legendary hip hop artist Eminem will be performing in the capital on October 25, and perhaps most importantly, tickets will be on sale from noon today (Monday June 10).

That’s right, the man who was the soundtrack to our teenage years, and the genius responsible for unforgettable tracks such as The Real Slim Shady, The Way I am, Without Me and many more, will soon be here in our home city.

Eminem, or real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has been producing chart-topping hits since his first album Infinite was released in 1996.

He also gained more fans by taking the starring role in drama 8 Mile, and collaborating with English singer Dido on emotionally driven track Stan.

The rapper last performed in Abu Dhabi at the Formula 1 after-race concerts in 2012, and we can’t wait to see him return to the same venue on Yas Island seven years later.

The show forms part of the star’s global Kamikaze tour and du customers can get a 20 percent discount on tickets for the first 48 hours starting from noon today (Monday June 10). Du will share the discount code to customers on the network directly. 

The most exclusive tickets for the gig are the Tree House passes, which for Dhs1,495 will get you a spot on an exclusive elevated platform, bar service and access to the Golden Circle (the bit closest to the stage).

The other categories include standing tickets to the Golden Circle with early entry (Dhs1,295), Golden Circle standing (Dhs995), platform seats with bar service (Dhs795) and general admission with early entry (Dhs595).

Finally, the general admission tickets are the cheapest option, which will be going for Dhs395 per person.

The venue will officially open at 6.30pm on October 25, but the village doors and early-entry ticket holders will be able to get in from 6pm.

The show is produced by FLASH Entertainment, and tickets will be on sale from www.ticketmaster.ae and at Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment says: “Hosting Eminem in the du Arena is going to be incredible.

“He is, hands down, one of the most defining artists of the past two decades and the legacy he has created in the hip-hop and rap genre cannot be matched.

“We know that there is huge demand to see this incredible artist perform live in the capital and we’re delighted to be responding to that hype and bringing what promises to be an extraordinary evening of entertainment to our fans.”

We’re already counting the days until we can see the real Slim Shady in action.

Make sure you get your tickets ASAP.

From Dhs395. Oct 25, 6.30pm onwards. du Arena, Yas Island, www.ticketmaster.ae.

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