They’ve floored London’s O2 Arena, rocked New York’s Bowery Ballroom and stolen the show at Glastonbury – now, Scissor Sisters are bringing their dance floor chic straight to the UAE. We can reveal that the New York-based band is headed to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at the FLASH Forum on 12 January 2012.
Led by vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, with multi-instrumentalist ‘Babydaddy’ and lead guitar Del Marquis, Scissor Sisters are all about the energy of nightlife. They first got together in 2000, played downtown New York clubs and Brooklyn, and quickly found a growing audience for their modern electroclash sound - a mix of disco, electro and vintage rock n’ roll.
Known for their funny and often controversial performances, the band also scored a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Record for Comfortably Numb, which became the top-selling album of 2004 in the UK and swept the Brit Awards for that year.
In Abu Dhabi, the band, described as the ‘best pop group in the world’ by Bono, will have some stellar musical company. They’re going to be joined by MOBO award and Mercury Music Prize winning singer, Ms. Dynamite (she who introduced UK garage music to the mainstream with her 2002 debut album, A Little Deeper). Plus, DJ 3, DJ Jack and B Traits will be there too. It’s going to be a musical night to remember – see you there!
INFO: Tickets Dhs295 (general admission) go on sale 19 December 2011. Scissor Sisters 12 January 2012. FLASH Forum on Yas Island. Doors open 9pm. The Scissor Sisters concert is strictly an 18 plus show. For more information, visit www.thinkflash.ae