Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform in Abu Dhabi as part of UFC 242 showdown
Hey oh, it's confirmed! The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform in Abu Dhabi as part pf the big UFC 242 Showdown Week, a seven-day series of events which will take place in the UAE capital on 7 September.
Are you going to be standing in line to see the show that night?
The California band will play the The Arena, a new indoor venue being constructed on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, and apparently their one of two big music acts set to play as part of the event. The second act on 5 September is yet to be announced.
The first ever Abu Dhabi Showdown Week will run from 1-7 September and feature city-wide events and activations including pool and beach parties, retail promotions and F&B deals at beach clubs, nightclubs, hotels and malls.
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers' concert elevates the entire Abu Dhabi Showdown Week proposition and ensures our week-long programme will appeal to as many fans as possible," said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.
“The launch of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week also represents a strategic expansion of Abu Dhabi’s wide-ranging leisure events portfolio. The initiative underlines our commitment to present world-class experiences for everyone who visits the emirate. We plan to engage local, regional and international visitors through an extended schedule of complementary activities.”
This performance is set to be days before the most awaited UFC fight this year. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is expecting to seal his legacy against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on Saturday, 7 September at The Arena, where the two men will contest a title unification bout at UFC 242: KHABIB vs. POIRIER.