Blackpink in Abu Dhabi: ticket sales date postponed for Etihad Park concert

The four-member girl group are set to bring their Born Pink world tour to the UAE capital in January

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Blackpink are coming to Etihad Park.

The popular K-pop girl group, made up of Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa, announced in August they would be bringing their Born Pink world tour to Abu Dhabi on January 28, although other details for the show were not revealed.

The venue has now been announced as well as ticketing information for the gig.

Ticketing sales have been pushed back a week from their original dates. This means that pre-sale tickets will now go on sale on Tuesday for those who have a Blink membership, while Live Nation pre-sale in the UAE will be on November 10, and general ticket sale starts on November 11.

In order to get a Blink membership, fans will need to register through the WeVerse website.

“K-pop has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years and Blackpink have been at the forefront of this movement, being one of the most famous groups globally,” said James Craven, president of Live Nation Middle East.

“Live Nation are delighted to be able to bring this iconic group to the UAE for the very first time and fans will witness an incredible live show on January 28. Boasting a huge collection of smash hit songs, it promises to be one of the best nights of the year for the Abu Dhabi live music scene.”

Last month, the group released their second album, Born Pink, which reached No 1 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200. It marked the first time a Korean girl group had ever topped the Billboard 200, with Blackpink becoming the first female group to do so since Danity Kane in 2008. In less than two days, Born Pink sold more than 2.2 million copies, becoming the bestselling album by a girl group in South Korea.

The group made their debut in August 2016 with the single Square One. Since stepping on to the music scene, the band have had the honour of being the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No 13 with 2020's Ice Cream. They also reached No 2 on the Billboard 200 with smash-hit first album The Album, which was released in the same year.

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A version of this story was originally published on October 28, 2022

Updated: November 02, 2022, 8:01 AM