To celebrate the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Yasalam After-Race Concerts, there will be a series of shows taking place Nov. 22-25 at du Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Post Malone will headline the Nov. 22 concert, followed by The Weeknd on Nov. 23, Sam Smith on Nov. 24 and Guns N'Roses on Nov. 25. Tickets can be purchased here.
Since 2016, Guns N'Roses has been on the Not in This Lifetime world tour, featuring the reunion of original members Axl Rose (lead vocals), Slash (lead guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass). While on a break from the Guns N'Roses tour this year, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have been on a U.S. tour in support of their album Living the Dream, which was released Sept. 21. The tour for Living the Dream kicked off Sept. 14 in Los Angeles and ends Nov. 13 in Sacramento, California.
Slash recently told Revolver that he's hopeful that there will be the Guns N'Roses reunion will also lead to new and original Guns N'Roses songs. He commented, "It's really early to tell what we're going to do with Guns N' Roses and new material. We want to do something." If those new songs ever happen, they would the first new and original Guns N'Roses songs with Slash and McKagan since the 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. The band's 1993 albumThe Spaghetti Incident? was an album of cover songs, and Slash left Guns N'Roses in 1996, followed by McKagan in 1997.
Yasalam After-Race Concerts performer Smith abruptly canceled his Sept. 21 appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas due to "unforeseen circumstances." Smith had been at the show's rehearsals but ended up not doing the performance. He issued an apology and said that after he visited his voice doctor, he was on vocal rest until the start of his Asian tour, which begins Oct. 2 in Singapore.
Speaking of tours in Asia, The Weeknd is doing his first Asian tour this year, beginning Nov. 30 in Hong Kong and ending Dec. 18 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. before heading to Asia, The Weeknd is set to perform at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Sept. 29; the Live Out Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, on Oct. 20; and his own headlining concerts in Mexico City on Oct. 22-23. As previously reported, The Weeknd's debut album, Kiss Land, was reissued on vinyl on Sept. 14.
Malone has been on a world tour for his smash second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, which was released April 27. He's been doing several festivals as part of the tour. On Oct. 7, he's headlining Mempho Fest in Memphis, Tennessee. He's also the headliner and curator of the inaugural Posty Fest, which takes place Oct. 28 in Dallas. Posty Fest's performers also include Tyler the Creator and Travis Scott. Meanwhile, Malone is nominated for six prizes, including Artist of Year, at the 2018 American Music Awards, which will be presented Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. (Tickets to the American Music Awards can be purchased here.) At the award show, Malone and Ty Dolla $ign will perform their hit song "Psycho," and Malone will also do another selection from Beerbongs & Bentleys.