John Legend To Bring Dubai Shopping Festival To A Close This Month
Dubai Shopping Festival, loads of discounts, people go a bit mad for it, travel from the other side of the world for it, how shall we close it? Erm what about John Legend?
Now before we go any further, it’s worth pointing out that what you just read was no official transcript from Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). No, that’s just how we imagine the conversation went when it came to deciding how the whole thing should end, such is the beautiful madness of the city. Best part is, add the code DSF25 when ordering a ticket, and you can get 25 percent off the January 31 gig. Consider it DSF’s final and finest discount of the month.
When it comes to star power, they don’t get much bigger than Legend. In fact he’s one of of only 15 people to ever win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award, a feat known as the EGOT – others with EGOT-status include: Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn. His performance his will mark a return to the UAE for the man who last played here as the headline act at the Dubai Jazz Festival back in 2008.
With six studio albums under his belt, Legend’s hits include "All of Me", "Ordinary People" and "Used to Love You". In 2015, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for co-writing Glory, from the film Selma. On a personal note, if you really want to get into it, we would like him to soundtrack our lives. Just a bit of gentle piano music that could play as we go about our day-to-day business. Negotiations are on-going. But we digress.
Not just one day of music, however, January 30 sees performances from Iraqi singer and composer, Majid al Mohandis and Saudi-Bahraini legend, Rashid al Majid, with all concerts over the two days to be held at the Coca-Cola arena.