Rod Stewart promises 'surprises' at debut Abu Dhabi concert: 'Fasten your seat belts'!

Published January 29th, 2017 - 07:41 GMT
This will be the British rocker's first time performing in Abu Dhabi. (Facebook)
This will be the British rocker's first time performing in Abu Dhabi. (Facebook)

The new year ushers in exciting entertainment news. Looking to make 2017 an unmissable year of entertainment and building on its successful, blockbuster 2016, FLASH Entertainment, announces the first concert for the year. Living legend, the inimitable Rod Stewart makes his first Abu Dhabi appearance with hits-filled tour presented by du Live! on Thursday 2 March at the du Arena, Yas Island, bringing with him the biggest hits from 1970 to date.

An exclusive pre-sale for du customers starts tomorrowMonday 30 January at 12pm and a FLASH pre-sale starts Tuesday 31 January at 12pm. Both pre-sales end on Wednesday 1 February at 11am. Registration for the FLASH pre-sale is now open; fans can register at Tickets for Rod Stewart’s ‘The Hits 2017 Tour’ go on sale to the general public at 12pm on Wednesday 1 February and will be available at and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

Demand for Rod Stewart’s spectacular live shows is as strong as ever following the recent release of musical legend’s 29th critically acclaimed platinum selling album ‘Another Country’, which shot straight to #2 in October 2015.

Ahead of his Abu Dhabi show, Sir Rod said "I'm looking forward to performing in Abu Dhabi . I promise to deliver a fun, energetic, show. I'll be playing your favourite hits, with a few surprises too. I give you fair warning – fasten your seat belts. I'm pulling out all the stops!".

Regional fans will have the chance to see Rod perform a set of both classics and new hits in his dazzling signature style as he performs in the Capital for the first time.

With no shortage of chart-topping tracks ‘The Hits 2017 Tour’ will captivate fans, truly living up to its name with performances of show stopping classics spanning five decades including: You Wear It Well, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane, The First Cut is the Deepest, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Tonight’s The Night, The Killing of Georgie and Sailing. Not only that, he will play his hits off his most recent platinum-selling albums ‘Time’ and ‘Another Country’.

Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. His signature voice, style and haircut have transcended all genres of popular music, from rock & roll, new wave and even tackling the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy continued success over five decades. He has garnered two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won countless awards including a Grammy and the ASCAP Founders Award for song-writing. Rod Stewart is sure to enjoy many more years of success in the studio and on the stage, alike.

Tickets starting at AED 250 go on sale at 12PM on Wednesday 1 February and will be available at and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. This event is presented by du Live! and produced by FLASH Entertainment.

Ticket Information

Golden Circle Early EntryAED 895.00
Golden CircleAED 795.00
GrandstandAED 495.00
General Admission Early EntryAED 395.00
General AdmissionAED 295.00
General Admission Early BirdAED 250.00
SuitesAED 25,000.00 per Suite (15 guests)
Tree HouseAED 1,095.00

To purchase a Suite, please contact

Purchase a Suite for a more private and exclusive experience, accommodating up to 15 guests. Suites are conveniently located on both sides of the main spectator area, offering premium views, including VIP parking with a dedicated bar service and beverage package. Suites are also available to purchase as an annual package.

This is the perfect time to plan a long weekend stay on Yas Island and experience the ITU World Triathlon Series event on 3 and 4 March. The prestigious two-day event returns for the third consecutive year and will see 3,500 triathletes, including 120 of the world’s best elites take to the street, race track and waterways of the capital’s iconic Yas Island.

Nirvana Travel, the Travel and Logistics Partner, is providing packages for the show available at For packages information, visit and to book packages, call +971 2 627 7997 Ext. 2

Stay on the pulse of this concert season with FLASH Entertainment’s ThinkFlash App. Providing fans ease of access to information about all FLASH events, exclusive content, special discounts and free giveaways right at their fingertips, the app is now available on iOS and Android.

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