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Abu Dhabi to welcome the New Year with Coldplay concert

Celebrations to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the New Year will get off to an explosive start in Abu Dhabi as mythical pop-rock band Coldplay gets ready to perform at the Du Arena. This amazing concert, featuring the group’s best hits as well as songs from their new album, will take place on 31st December. Tickets are on sale since 30th November.

Abu Dhabi to welcome the New Year with Coldplay concert

A fantastic surprise for Coldplay fans in the UAE came last month when the band announced it would perform at the Du Arena on New Year’s Eve. Lovers of the group’s deeply emotional rock songs can travel to Abu Dhabi on 31st December to welcome 2017 listening to Chris Martin’s unique and beautiful vocals.

These exciting news come after announcements that the legendary Guns N’ Roses will also offer a concert in the UAE soon, during the month of March in Dubai.

This concert will be Coldplay’s third show in the UAE’s capital, as the band had already rocked out in Abu Dhabi on 2009 and on New Year’s Eve 2011. The surprise gig welcoming 2017 was announced via the band’s Twitter account: “TOUR NEWS: The band will see in the new year with a show in Abu Dhabi on December 31.— Coldplay (@coldplay) November 26, 2016.”

Coldplay performed at the London Palladium just a few weeks ago and will arrive at Abu Dhabi after playing shows in Australia and New Zealand. The band is currently touring around the world presenting the songs from their latest album, "A Head Full of Dreams", which Chris Martin has hinted might be their last work together. The album features guest appearances from the likes of Beyonce and Tove Lo and even future ex-president Barack Obama.

Coldplay fans can buy the tickets for this epic concert, which have been for sale since 30th November, through Ticket Master and Virgin Megastores. Prices for general admission begin at Dhs350, a sum that may rise to Dhs395 when the first ones are sold out. The VIP platform tickets cost Dhs695, Golden Circle tickets are Dhs995 and Tree House tickets are Dhs1,495 and will have you standing on an elevated platform at the side of stage. For even more luxury, a Platinum Table of 12 can be booked for Dhs15,000 and a Platinum Table of 6 for Dhs7,500. Meanwhile, suites for 15 people are Dhs30,000. Those who wish to come into to the venue early to get close to the front can buy early admission tickets for Dhs495.

Formed in 1996, the British band has had a twenty-year-long career filled with success, winning seven Grammys and gaining millions of fans all over the world. With rumours of A Head Full of Dreams being their last work, the New Year’s Eve concert will be a spectacular opportunity to enjoy what may be one of the group’s last and most exciting shows.  

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