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Posted On: 21 January 2016 08:55 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:55 pm

Arrested Development to replace Simple Minds for Friday 29 January Headline Concert

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Double Grammy award-winning hip-hop legends Arrested Development have been announced as the new headline concert for the evening of Friday 29 January at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after organisers confirmed that Simple Minds will no longer be performing at the event.

The Atlanta-based hip-hop pioneers are expected to wow the weekend crowds at Doha Golf Club with hits from their iconic back-catalogue including the anthemic songs, Tennessee, Revolution (from the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s Malcom X) and Mr Wendal.

In 1993 Arrested Development became the first ever hip-hop artist to receive the “best new artist” Grammy award, as well as the award for “best rap single”. Their album, 3 years, 5 months and two days In The Life of, sold over 4 million units, with singles from that maiden voyage playing like a soundtrack in the lives’ of so many people worldwide.

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters organisers - the Qatar Golf Association (QGA), Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and Commercial Bank – are expecting to welcome thousands of visitors to Doha Golf Club from 27 – 30 January for another exciting weekend packed with world-class golf and family entertainment. Families will have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere at gourmet pop-up restaurants, indulge in the shopping boulevard with a wide selection of merchandise on sale and enjoy a myriad of activities in the family zone.

With many of the world’s top golfers competing on the course for the illustrious title and Arrested Development performing on-stage, the 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is set to be another spectacular event on Doha’s sporting and entertainment calendar.

Tickets are still available to buy at Virgin Megastores (Online and in-store in Doha), Ticket Master, Time Out Tickets, Q Tickets, Doha Golf Club and more (full list below). Tickets are priced as follows, starting at QAR150:


Entry is free for children under 14 years of age and each ticket purchased entitles the holder to one free roundtrip journey to and from the Doha Golf Club by event partner UBER.

Those looking for an extra-special experience can book in for a Michelin starred hospitality package courtesy of chef Theo Randall. Hospitality packages are available through the tournament website

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