April 15, 2009

Rihanna to perform in Dubai

U.S. pop star Rihanna has agreed to perform her first concent since her boyfriend Chris Brown was arrested in February for allegedly assaulting her.

E! News said Rihanna is slated to headline a May 28 concert at an as yet to be determined location in Dubai.

There will be over 25,000 tickets available, Mary Rachelle Cherpak, a spokeswoman for Dubai Tourism, told the entertainment news program. They will be going on sale in the next couple of days. ... Normally they create a special stage in the desert for these events.

Brown, 19, recently pleaded not guilty to assaulting and threatening Rihanna, 21, during a heated argument Feb. 8.