Last Updated: Mon Feb 27, 2012 16:22 pm (KSA) 13:22 pm (GMT)

Madonna concert in Abu Dhabi sells out in record time

Madonna is expected to perform in Abu Dhabi on June 3 as part of her world tour this summer. (Reuters)
Madonna is expected to perform in Abu Dhabi on June 3 as part of her world tour this summer. (Reuters)

The most eagerly awaited tickets for Madonna’s concert in Abu Dhabi on June 3 were to go on sale Monday at midday UAE time.

They did. And they sold out.

While tickets were available on pre-sale on February 22 and 23, the rest of the 22,000 tickets went on sale to the general public at noon today.

A source at Flash Entertainment told Arabian Business that all tickets were sold in just about an hour.

“The moment you’ve all been waiting for, here’s your chance to witness the concert of the decade as Madonna, the world’s top-selling female recording artist, makes her appearance on our shores,” announced Flash entertainment website, before replacing the picture on their site with a sold out banner.

Madonna, considered the most successful female artist of all time, will be performing for the first time in the Arab world as part of her worldwide tour which kicks off on May 29, in Tel Aviv.

Mira Sadek from Flash entertainment said: “We are proud and delighted that the UAE will host Madonna’s first concert in the [Gulf] region. We were surprised with the speed at which the tickets were sold out, although we were expecting such a huge fan base.”

The show will take place in Abu Dhabi on June 3, at Yas Arena, part of Yas Island Show Weekends.

The Queen of Pop's legendary concerts are known to be unique and worth attending, not only in terms of celebrated hits, but also for their spectacular stage production.

Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi has recently hosted the renowned band Cold Play for New Year’s Eve and is set to welcome soon other famous international artists such as comedian Russell Peters and musician Elton John.

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