A Madonna Mirage in Dubai?
There’s an interesting mention of Madonna’s upcoming tour plans in an article on the business pages of The Times today. The UK newspaper mentions how the United Arab Emirates are set to become the playground where the world’s leading touring companies – AEG and Live Nation – will compete to bring the world’s best live acts.
AEG, which reinvented the Millennium Dome as a live music venue, plans to lure acts such as Prince and Bon Jovi to the Gulf to perform in new, purpose-built arenas, The Times reports.
Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter and AEG’s leading global rival, is beating a similar trail by acquiring a controlling stake in Mirage, a leading Dubai-based promoter, which has hosted concerts by Aerosmith and Shakira.
Madonna, who has signed an exclusive music and concert deal with Live Nation, is expected to add Dubai, the UAE’s main city, to her tour circuit, the newspaper writes.
Source: The Times.