du sponsors sir elton john and his band live in concert for the first time in abu dhabi
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Celebrated British singer and songwriter Sir Elton John will perform LIVE in concert, on 22 January at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of du, the UAE’s new telecom operator, who is among the main sponsors.
To mark the occasion, du distributed 500 tickets to 250 du mobile users across the UAE based on the average of their spend over the past 3 months. Hala Badri, Vice President, Corporate Communications, du said: “This is a great opportunity for music enthusiasts in the UAE to experience the one and only Sir Elton John live in concert. Adding life to life is what we do and this opportunity promises to be a unique experience for the UAE.”A former student of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, Elton John, (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947), left school and immediately embarked on his career in the music industry. Three decades since the 1969 release of his first album, ‘Empty Sky’, Elton John is still turning out some of the finest music of his career. In September 2005 Elton marked the 30th anniversary of the release of one of his best-loved albums, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, with a new deluxe CD version of the album, and a series of special concerts in America where he performed most of the Captain Fantastic songs in concerts that lasted for well over three hours. In the same year Elton John and Bernie Taupin collaborated on the music for Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat novels. This musical opened on New York's Broadway in April 2006.In 1998 Elton John received a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services."The du customer base is a rich mix of cultures and nationalities, with varied interests. In line with its commitment to add life to life and bring quality international entertainment to all customers in the UAE, du has also brought singers of the calibre of Justin Timberlake, with Asha Bhosle, Yesudas and SP Balasubramaniam to follow later this week in the Salaam India Show and Amr Diab shortly after that.