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.
For the first time in #Saudi Arabia, @MariahCarey is to perform at the @SaudiIntlGolf on Jan. 31 at the King Abdullah Economic City (@kaec_saudi)https://t.co/VydSaSVoEc pic.twitter.com/8LxdsEPxYh
— Arab News (@arabnews) January 25, 2019
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 Paul.
Part of the European Tour, the inaugural Saudi International, powered by SBIA, takes place between Jan 31 and Feb 3 at the Royal Greens G&CC.
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 seven years.
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.