With Special Guest: Amadeus Awad
POINT OF VIEW is an award winning 5-piece rock quintet from Dubai. A band with a unique story to tell, POINT OF VIEW won the Timeout Award for the Best Band in 2013 & was the first & only band from the Middle Eastern region to be officially endorsed by the iconic Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Ex Guns N’ Roses / Art Of Anarchy / Sons Of Apollo). POINT OF VIEW was also handpicked by “Slash” from GUNS N’ ROSES to support the Middle Eastern leg of their sold out “NOT IN THIS LIFETIME RE-UNION TOUR 2017”. The band has been around since 2005 and has played more than 70 gigs over the last decade. The band has supported acts such as FAITHLESS (UK) / HOOBASTANK (USA) / LAKE OF TEARS (BELGIUM), and has headlined quite a few local festivals in and around the UAE.
The band’s debut album, “REVOLUTIONIZE THE REVOLUTIONARY” has sold more than 4000 Physical Copies. The band’s music can be described as Melodic, aggressive with a huge Grunge influence in their songwriting style. The band is locked into an active tour calendar for 2018-2019 (Japan / Norway / Denmark / Sweden /Lebanon / Egypt / Nepal / Jordan).
The band has also been picked up by GRAMOPHONE MEDIA (New York) to actively generate global PR for the band & its initiatives.
On the CSR front, the band actively contributes & associates with the cause of Animal Welfare & Autism in Children. The band regularly donates to both causes. In the recent past, the band has initiated fund raisers and contributed towards the floods in Pakistan & the Earthquake in Nepal.
A Band in the land of kebab and bad decisions.
Sharing stories from the streets, bars, and bedrooms of Beirut.
Yeti Pop is like walking into the middle of a Quentin Tarantino movie and everyone breaks into song and dance. It is large looking and large sounding. It’s like a dangerous polar bear that you really want to cuddle.
Amadeus Awad (born September 3, 1978) (Original Name Ahmad Awad) is a Progressive Rock/Metal guitarist and composer, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and sound designer from Lebanon. He is most notable for being the first Middle-Eastern rock artist to collaborate with an American artist along with other renowned foreign artists.
It was at the age of six that Amadeus first laid his eyes on a Richie Blackmore video tape, wherein he was playing in the Deep Purple California Jam. He was highly influenced and taken away by Richie’s performance and attitude and a strong desire urged him into doing the same. He formed his first Hard Rock band, Thorn Birds, at the age of fourteen. They mainly covered Deep Purple, Dio, and Rainbow. Leaving his childhood home and band behind, he moved to the Capital Beirut at the age of nineteen for the pursuit of his musical dream and career. After that, he played in many cover bands until he started his Solo career in mid 2010.
In December 2012, at the age of 34, Amadeus announced the following: 12.12.12 marks a new age and a new endeavor, 3 years ago I started my solo career which has been filled with many exciting moments, a regional tour, 2 studio releases Ghost Stories (2011) Time Of The Equinox (2012) and most recently signed to US label Melodic Revolution Records. Since the signing, Amadeus has re-released Time Of The Equinox and his 3rd album Schizanimus which features three tracks clocking in at over 23 Minutes. Schizanimus is a story of love, hate, betrayal, schizophrenia, suicide and endless conflicts. The CD was released at Metro Al Madina on the 13th of August where the band performed to a packed house and an overwhelming response. In 2014, Amadeus released an album called “The Book of Gates”, a side project from his solo work. The album was released through Prog Power. In the beginning of 2015, Amadeus started writing and recording his follow up to Schizanimus. The new effort, “Death Is Just A Feeling”, was released on August 20, 2015.
Saturday 10 November 2018
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Concert starts at 9:30 PM
20% student discount (upon showing their ID)
Tickets available at Metro & All Librairie Antoine branches.
Food and beverage not included in ticket price
Sound engineer: Lara Nassar
Stage technician: Farah Khoder
Metro Al Madina
Hamra, Saroulla Building(-2)
Ticketing: +961-76309363 Mondays to Saturdays: 10 to 9 pm, Sundays: 2 to 9 pm
Wheelchair access available upon request