Maroon 5

The first music event to be held at Dubai’s newest venue is sold out. Maroon 5, who come to the Coca-Cola Arena on Friday June 14, will play to a sell-out audience of 17,000.

Organisers Done Events announced that the show, with more than three weeks to go, is now completely sold-out.

“We cannot wait for this show and clearly the public can’t either! We look forward to seeing all our guests at this incredible new venue for what will be a real end-of-season highlight,” Girish Bhat, managing director, Done Events.

The show, part of the bands Red Pill Blues Tour. Coca-Cola Arena, a multipurpose venue capable of hosting events in Dubai all year-round, will host comedian Russell Peters for its first event on June 6.

The City Walk venue is designed to host end-stage, central and half-stage concerts, sporting events such as tennis, basketball, boxing, volleyball and ice hockey matches, as well as gala dinners, exhibitions, conferences and festivals.

The day-to-day operations of Dubai Arena are being handled by international venue management company AEG Ogden, part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group. Its portfolio also includes The O2 in London, Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.