Tickets go on sale on October 5, with hotel and plane packages also available for fans planning to make the trip. Prices for tickets alone start at 295 AED, equal to ₤43.70 or €55.00.
“I’m so excited about sharing my music and performing live for my fans in Dubai,” said Fergie in a statement. “I love interacting with the audience, and I can’t wait to get back on stage doing what I do best.”
Fergie joins the likes of Aussie pop singer Kylie Minogue, who recently signed a concert deal in Dubai reportedly worth more than $4 million. Concert promoter Live Nation also has stakes in the growing Dubai market.
In 2003, The Black Eyed Peas were recording their third album, 2003’s “Elephunk,” when will.i.am invited Fergie to try out for a song called “Shut Up.” She got the gig and instantly bonded with the trio to record five additional songs on the album after which she was invited to join them permanently.
After two Peas albums, Fergie turned her sights on a solo career. Her first album, released in September 2006, “The Dutchess,” is reminiscent of the Black Eyed Peas sound, most likely due to fellow BEP member, will.i.am, featured on production duties. Fergie has had six hit songs from “The Dutchess” with “London Bridge,” “Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Clumsy,” and “Finally” becoming number one US singles. The “Dutchess” the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.
Fergie has also has been cast as Saraghina in “Nine,” a big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. She joins Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Kate Hudson in the cast with filming to begin in October. It will be directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago”).
Last Updated on September 29, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen