Dua Lipa heads back to Dubai for November gig

Dua Lipa will perform in the UAE on Nov. 15 at The Pointe. (AFP)
Updated 07 October 2019

Dua Lipa heads back to Dubai for November gig

DUBAI: British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa will perform in the UAE on Nov. 15 at The Pointe, on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

 The 24-year-old “IDGAF” singer will perform on a purpose-built stage suspended over water, organizers revealed, just over a year after the Grammy-winner was set to perform at a cancelled gig at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The concert was scheduled on Nov. 11, 2018, to mark the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first anniversary, but was cancelled at the last minute due to heavy rainstorms.

The “One Kiss” singer did, however, pull off a successful performance in the country at Dubai’s du Arena in February 2018.

Tickets for the upcoming gig will go on sale at www.ticketmaster.ae at $68 for general admission and $95 for fan-pit access.

The UAE isn’t the only regional country the star has visited — earlier this year she shared an emotional message with her Instagram followers after spending three days at various refugee camps in Lebanon.

Lipa visited camps in Rayak and Bekaa with UNICEF to meet with refugee children whose families fled the war in Syria in April and took to Instagram to share a series of photos from her visit, in which she can be seen smiling and laughing as children from the camp surround her.

Lipa, whose parents fled the conflict in the Balkans in 1992, said, “This is personal for me. My parents fled a war-torn region and built a life for themselves in a new place. And each one of the refugee children I met has parents just like my own, who have tried to make the best decisions they could for their families.

“You can read about the conditions or see the challenges on TV, but you don’t really feel the absolute dire circumstances for refugees from Syria until you see them for yourself,” she added in a released statement at the time.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The songstress has also been spotted on the arm of US-Palestinian model Anwar Hadid in recent months.

 

Lipa was photographed spending time with Anwar Hadid, brother to supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella, in July, further fueling rumors that the pair are a bona fide couple.

In the months that followed, the star posted photographs with Hadid on her Instagram account and has been spotted out and about with the musician-model across the world.


Environmentally conscious Coldplay says it won’t tour new album, ahead of Jordan gigs

Updated 21 November 2019

Environmentally conscious Coldplay says it won’t tour new album, ahead of Jordan gigs

  • Chris Martin: We’re not touring this album. We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour (can not only) be sustainable but how can it be actively beneficial
  • Coldplay will perform two shows in Jordan on Friday to mark the album Everyday Life’s release

LONDON: British band Coldplay will not tour to promote their new album, but are working on how to make their gigs environmentally sustainable, lead singer Chris Martin said.
The rock group, known for songs like “Yellow,” “Paradise” and “Viva la Vida,” will release their eighth studio album “Everyday Life” on Friday. The 52-minute record is made up of two halves, “Sunrise” and “Sunset.”
“We’re not touring this album. We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour (can not only) be sustainable but how can it be actively beneficial,” Martin told British broadcaster BBC in Jordan, where Coldplay will perform two shows on Friday to mark the album’s release.
“Our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it be largely solar-powered.”
Coldplay will play a one-off show at London’s Natural History Museum on Monday to promote the album. All performance proceeds will go to environmental charity ClientEarth.
“This is expected to be the band’s only UK show of the ‘Everyday Life’ era,” a press release for the show said.
Coldplay last toured globally in 2016-2017 to promote album “A Head Full of Dreams.”
“All of us, in every industry, have to just work out what the best way of doing our job is ... The hardest thing is the flying side of things,” Martin said.
Amid growing environmental concerns from consumers and young fans, several music artists have addressed climate change in lyrics or announced plans to improve their green credentials.
Rockers The 1975 teamed up with climate activist Greta Thunberg for a track on their upcoming album in which the teenage Swedish activist warns about climate change.
“It is fantastic to see world famous artists stepping up to protect the planet,” Gareth Redmond-King, head of Climate Change at the WWF conservation group, said in a statement.
“We all have a responsibility to lead by example in the face of this climate and nature crisis — inaction is not an option if we are to preserve our planet for future generations.”