Dubai: Janet Jackson is coming to the UAE.
Opening the new season of Yas Island Show Weekends, the six-time Grammy-Award winning superstar will play at Yas Arena on October 13.
Jackson has chosen Abu Dhabi as one of the 35 international cities on her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour.
The All For You singer said this tour would differ from her previous concert schedules in that she would only perform music exclusively from her chart -topping CD Numbers Ones.
“These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done,” she said. “I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you’ve made number one for me” she added.
Having sold more than 100 million records, Jackson, sister to the late Michael Jackson, is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music influencing stars such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
The show, courtesy of Flash Entertainment, will host more than 15,000 in the UAE’s capital.
Since its launch in 2010, Yas Island Show Weekends entertained more than 150,000 spectators, with acts including Nelly Furtado, Guns and Roses, The Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder.
A spokesperson for Flash said the Janet Jackson concert will be the first in a series of surprise announcements to come.
Jackson is no stranger to the UAE having attended a number of high profile events including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Ball in 2009.
Tickets, priced Dh 265, Dh 365 and Dh 665, are available at thinkflash.ae