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In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years

The Jeddah concert was staged by Rotana, a company owned mostly by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudis attend a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudi singer Rabeh Sager, known as 'Abu Sager' sings during a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudis attend a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudi singer Majid al-Muhandis performs during a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudis attend a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. The portraits shoe King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C), Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (R), and deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu performs during a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudis attend a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu performs during a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. The portraits show King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Rare public concert in Red Sea port city of Jeddah in nearly seven years
Saudi singer Majid al-Muhandis performs during a concert in Jeddah on January 30, 2017. Saudi Arabia's 'Paul McCartney' took to the stage as the kingdom seeks to boost entertainment despite religious warnings of 'depravity.' The performance was the first major concert in seven years in the kingdom's second city, according to Arab News. (AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)