The American singer will play a show as part of the first international golf tournament to be played in the Kingdom
Other performers include Dutch DJ Tiesto and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul
JEDDAH: Mariah Carey is to perform in Saudi Arabia for the first time next week.
The American singer will play a show as part of the first international golf tournament to be played in the Kingdom.
The concert will take place on Thursday, Jan 31, at King Abdullah Economic City.
Other performers during the course of the tournament include Dutch DJ
Tiesto, Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees Fathi and Jamaican rapper Sean
Part of the European Tour, the inaugural Saudi International, powered by
SBIA, takes place between Jan 31 and Feb 3 at the Royal Greens
Carey is the latest major international artist to perform in the Kingdom.
A string of live entertainment performances have been held in Saudi
Arabia over the last couple of years, following a lull in the Kingdom
hosting such events.
In October 2016, the New York-based theatrical group iLuminate took to
the stage in Riyadh in a rare public performance of music and dance.
In January 2017, prominent Saudi star Mohammed Abdu performed live in
Jeddah — along with Saudi artist Rabeh Sager and the Iraqi-Saudi singer
Majid Al-Muhandis — in what was the city’s first open music concert in
And last month, A-list stars including Enrique Iglesias, the Black Eyed
Peas and David Guetta took to the stage during a three-day music event
held during the inaugural Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Riyadh.
Concert tickets for Mariah Carey and the other performers are on sale at
Virgin Megastores or through the website TicketingBoxOffice.com.
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