Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: The Music Room, Bur Dubai
Entrance Fee: 80 AED
– TIM RIPPER OWENS
– Maiden Arabia
Mainstage Live presents ‘Tim Ripper Owens’
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens is without doubt among the most important metal vocalists of the past ten years. He joined Judas Priest in May 1996, after Rob Halford left the band. With them, he recorded his first Priest album, Grammy nominated Jugulator (1997) with more aplomb than even insiders had expected.
Following successful tours with the British metal legends, the strong studio recording, Demolition (2001), and the live recordings, Meltdown – 98 Live (1998) and Live in London (2003), and the movie Rockstar, that was loosely based on Tim’s experience with Judas Priest.
After Judas Priest, he was enlisted by Jon Schaffer to team up with Iced Earth and sang on The Glorious Burdon in spring 2004.
Three years later, Owens followed suit with the Iced Earth album, Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Pt.I), which succeeded the self-titled highly praised debut by his own band, Beyond Fear. Spring 2008 saw Owens move on to join one of the world’s best guitar players Yngwie Malmsteen, debuting with a sensational vocal performance on Perpetual Flame.
Tim will be backed by Ascendant for his performance.
The Night will be supported by:
Ascendant was formed in late 2012 by Alaa, Puneet and Ashish. Right from the beginning, the members had a clear vision for the band – to play exactly the sort of music they loved. Pure, powerful and high quality heavy metal about topics that mattered to them.
With an emphasis on playing original material, Ascendant has taken the UAE metal scene by storm after just a handful of shows.
All the band members are experienced musicians with several projects behind them. Their synergy is obvious and is manifested in their electrifying live performances and songs which are instantly catchy and unapologetically powerful.
The only genuine tribute band to Iron Maiden. Formed in 2014, the band has the style and the chops to pull off a stellar Maiden performance. Accompanied by Eddie on stage, you can be sure of a night of pure memories.
Been rocking Dubai since 2009, the band has an explosive hard rock sound. They released their debut album in 2014 at the Hard Rock Café, Dubai to great success. The band has won awards and opened for bands such as Nickleback & Maximo Park. They are one of the most professional acts when it comes to putting up a performance.
Date: Thursday 21st May 2015
Venue: The Music Room, Majestic Room
Tickets: AED 80/-
Age 21 +