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4 December 2013

THE ROLLING STONES SET TO ROCK ABU DHABI FOR THE FIRST TIME

THE ROLLING STONES 14 ON FIRE

#STONESONFIRE

SET TO ROCK ABU DHABI FOR THE FIRST TIME

Ladies and gentlemen they are back! FLASH Entertainment have announced today that the Rolling Stones will kick off their 14 ON FIRE tour presented by Eastspring Investments (#STONESONFIRE) with a very special one-off show at the du Arena (Yas Island), Abu Dhabi on Friday, 21 February (#StonesAbuDhabi).

Tickets go on sale to the general public at midday on Thursday, 12 December at www.ticketmaster.ae and selected Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Exclusive pre-sale starts from midday Monday, 9 December and closes at midday Wednesday, 11 December 2013. A limited number of General Admission Early Bird tickets start from AED 395.

Mick Jagger commented: “Can’t wait to be back on stage especially in Abu Dhabi, I am really looking forward to playing all your favourite songs and seeing you all very soon.”

Keith Richards added: “The best place in the world for me is out on that stage. Standby everyone…its back to where we belong, Me, Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and some friends all rocking out together. The wheels are in motion and we’re on our way…see you very soon!”

The 14 ON FIRE tour produced by AEG Live will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after a mammoth run of concerts in the U.S and the U.K in 2013, an exhilarating and critically acclaimed celebration of five decades of the Rolling Stones bringing their iconic music and groundbreaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.

Mick Taylor, who was a member of the Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for this tour.

The stage design for the outdoor concerts is based on the band’s ubiquitous tongue and lips logo, which extends out into the audience.  The exclusive ‘Tongue Pit’ area inside the stage will give fans in this area an incomparable 360 degree concert experience.  Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.

The band will treat their generations of fans to a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, curated with lesser known gems, plus a couple of unexpected cover versions.

ABOUT FLASH ENTERTAINMENT

Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment is the region’s premier live events company, with a proven track record in delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events’ industry.

In just 4 years, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio developing entertainment that has seen close to two million fans through the doors. Partnering with leading international sports and entertainment organizations such as Live Nation, Cream and UFC, the company is well on its way to achieve its mission of growing from the region’s premier live events company, to a globally recognized peerless entertainment organization. FLASH owns a 10% stake in UFC and manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. For more information visit www.thinkflash.ae or email: info@thinkflash.ae.

ABOUT du ARENA

Now this is entertainment as it should be! The du Arena is the place to be in the UAE for world class live entertainment. Having hosted more than 50 artists since opening in 2009 (under the name of Yas Arena), its stage has been graced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Eminem, Paul McCartney, David Guetta, Metallica and regional superstar Amr Diab.

Offering an unrivalled live music experience synonymous with duLive!, the du Arena is located on Yas Island (www.yasisland.ae) in Abu Dhabi – the region’s leading entertainment and leisure destination. It is the largest outdoor concert venue in the Middle East, with the shortest queuing times in the region, free parking for over 5,000 cars, rapid transport links to downtown Abu Dhabi and Dubai and easy, walking-distance access to a host of world-class hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities across Yas Island.

ABOUT AEG LIVE

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  AEG Live’s touring divisions of Concerts West, Atlanta Worldwide Touring, The Messina Group, AEG Live New York and Europe, and Marshall Arts consistently promotes and produces top 10 international tours.  The company currently produces residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

ABOUT PRUDENTIAL CORPORATION ASIA

Prudential Corporation Asia is a business unit of Prudential plc*, comprising its life insurance operations, and asset management business, Eastspring Investments. Prudential is a leading life insurer that spans 13 markets in Asia, covering Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  A leading life insurer in terms of market coverage with more market leading positions than any other insurer in the region, Prudential has more than 400,000 agents and employees across the region serving over 12 million life insurance customers.

Eastspring Investments is one of the region’s largest asset managers with operations in 11 markets plus offices in North America and Europe. It has £62 billion (about US$94b) in assets under management (as at 30 June 2013), managing funds across a range of asset classes including equities and fixed income.

For more information: www.prudentialcorporation-asia.com

*Prudential plc is listed on the stock exchanges of London (PRU.L), Hong Kong (2378.HK), Singapore (K6S.SG) and New York (PUK.N). Prudential plc is not affiliated or related in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.

 

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