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Irish legendary singer Chris de Burgh to perform at Giza Pyramids

Famous British-Irish singer-songwriter will give one concert in Egypt as part of his world tour

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 Mar 2016
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File photo shows singer Chris de Burgh in Riga March 11, 2008 (Photo: Reuters)
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International star Chris de Burgh will perform at the Pyramids Sound and Light theatre on 26 May.
 
Announced on the musician's website, Egypt's concert will be a stop in between de Burgh's extensive tours in South Africa and then Germany. 

De Burgh's concert is promoted by Laiddaze and Promoters events companies.
 
According to the organisers, tickets for the concert will be available for purchase on April 1st through Chris de Burgh's website.

In parallel, the musician released news on his Twitter account:

 
Born in 1948, to many fans the British-Irish singer-songwriter is primarily known for his international hit, love song The Lady in Red, released in 1986. 
 
De Burgh's career however took off in mid-1970s, when he signed his first contract with A&M Records. Throughout his career, he oscilated between fol-tinged, light rock and pop material, often reaching the top charts with the romantic songs. The Lady in Red -- and the whole album Into the Light that included the song -- boosted his career considerately for a few years, during which apart of new songs, he also re-released some older songs, such as A Spaceman Came Travelling originally written in 1976. 
 
The following album Flying Colours (1988) has also reached high on UK charts, yet it can be considered his last major success. 
 
De Burgh's still has a large fan base, mainly outside the UK as he continues to perform extensively, rekindling the hearts of the generation that remembers him from the 1980s.

The Irish musician is well known in the Arab World. More than once, he has been a guest performer on the Lebanese Star Academy finals. In his song Lebanese Night (2002), he joins Lebanese star Elissa. In the song My Father's Eyes from The Storyman album (2006), de Burgh features Egyptian musician Hani Hussein. 
 
De Burgh's visit to Egypt comes as part of a string of events hosted in the capital Cairo which focus on leading older musicians.

In late October 2015, Greek composer Yanni performed at Giza pyramids. Earlier this year French pianist Richard Clayderman held a concert at Cairo Festival City which also featured Romanian ‘master of the pan-flute’ Gheorghe Zamfir as guest of honor.

Shortly before de Burgh's concert, on 22 May, English pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck will perform in Cairo's Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel.
 
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