The Irish Village Features Arrested Development on its 12th Birthday

arrested_development_in_dubai__abu_dhabi.jpgIt's The Irish Village's 12th Birthday on 17th of October 2008 and guess whose on the guest list - Arrested Development, the two-time Grammy winner will be on the headline act. Followed by Dubai-based bands - The Meerkats, Beat Antenna and Sandwash.

Another year has gone by and The Irish Village’s popularity is still on the rise. Recently nominated “Best Pub in Dubai”, The Irish Village deserves its long standing popularity for always bringing in world–renowned acts.

The event key sponsor, Gap, have also arranged for fans to meet the Arrested Development gang in store before the concert - simply go to the Gap Store in Deira City Centre, Dubai at 2 p.m. and make a purchase- Arrested Development will sign your Gap purchase, postcard or you can bring your autograph book with you!

Arrested Development will  then entertain their Dubai fans at The Irish Village, with their catchy hits “People Everyday” and “Mr. Wendal”, as well as performing tracks from their new album “Since The Last Time”. Their visit to Dubai is following on from a tour of South Africa and a one of the stops on their Middle East tour.

Event Details:

Doors open: 7.00 p.m.
Date: Friday, 17th of October, 2008
Show starts: 9.00 p.m.
Ticket Price: 95 AED
Tickets available from:
The Aviation Club main reception
The Village Craftshop
Time Out Ticketline- www.timeoutickets.com

A buffet of traditional Irish food will be on offer too. For more information, please call 04 - 2824750 

Arrested Development will be in Abu Dhabi first before coming to Dubai on the 17th!

Event Details:
Venue: The Club, Abu Dhabi- www.the-club.com
Date: Wednesday, 15th October, 2008
Doors open: 8 p.m.
Show starts: 9 p.m.
Tickets: Dhs 130 for Members
             Dhs 140 Non Members
Tickets available from: GMP outlets, The Club and www.timeouttickets.com


One of the major success stories of the nineties, Arrested Development was a progressive rap collective fusing soul, blues, hip-hop, and Sly and the Family Stone-influenced funk with political, socially conscious lyrics. The group was founded in the late '80s by rapper Speech and DJ Headliner, who decided to make the transition to a more positive, Afro- centric viewpoint after hearing Public Enemy.

Arrested Development's debut album took its title from the amount of time it took the group to secure a record contract- "Three Years, Five Months and Two Days in the Life of..." and produced the hit single "Tennessee"- a strongly spiritual track that hit the Top Ten and sparked the album to sell over four million copies. Its two follow-ups- "People Everyday" and "Mr. Wendal" did likewise. Accolades poured in- Arrested Development won Grammy's for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, and were named Rolling Stone's Band of the Year in 1992.

Right now A.D.'s fresh outta the studio, they took their time in recording the album of their career! Speech says, “Hip-Hop is very unforgiving and the fact that we’ve done a lot doesn't matter to the average head out there, they wanna hear heat, and that’s what we yearn to give."

Look out for new Arrested Development projects, in stores now!

Arrested Development’s music is available on www.arresteddevelopmentmusic.com

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