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American rapper Russ postpones Dubai gig over coronavirus threat

Singer was due to perform at Coca-Cola Arena on March 27, rescheduled to November

American rapper Russ postpones Dubai gig over coronavirus threat

American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Russ has postponed his Dubai concert Image: @russdiemon

American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Russ has postponed his Dubai concert later this month in light of the coronavirus crisis.

The 27-year-old, known for hit singles such as ‘What They Want’ and ‘Losin Control’, was set to take the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena in the emirate on March 27.

However, his performance has become the latest event to be cancelled as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread. It has, instead, been rescheduled for later this year on November 27.

In a statement, he said: “UAE fans – in light of recent global concern regarding the coronavirus I have decided to postpone my headline show at the Coca-Cola Arena to November 27. I can’t wait to perform my first arena show in the region and look forward to seeing you all at this new date.”

Ultra Music Festival Abu Dhabi postponed amid coronavirus fears

About 20,000 people were expected to attend the event, which was scheduled to take place March 5 and 6 at Abu Dhabi's Du Arena

His last appearance was at the RedFest Dxb festival last year.

The current number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UAE stands at 21, although there are 1,681 reported cases in the Middle East, with 66 deaths, all in Iran.

On Monday, the Dubai International Boat Show, scheduled to take place from March 10-14, was postponed and rescheduled for November 24-28.

Organisers for the DJ Mag Conference – which was positioned as being related to Ultra Abu Dhabi – was forced to cancel the event after its venue, the W Abu Dhabi Yas Island, went into temporary lockdown.

Similarly, an upcoming Yogafest scheduled to take place in Al Ain’s Jahili Park on March 5 and 6 has been postponed.

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