Al Dana Amphitheatre has announced new, globally-renowned artists set to perform in Bahrain.

Jo Koy, a well-known name among stand-up enthusiasts, will be taking the stage on October 27 at Al Dana Amphitheatre as part of his world tour. Having modest beginnings, performing at a Las Vegas coffee house, the popular comic artist draws his inspiration from his family, specifically his son – watch Comin’ In Hot on Netflix where you will see Koy on a mission to educate the masses on how to raise a millennial, the intricacies of Filipino traditions, and more. Live From Seattle, also available on Netflix, reached number one on the Billboard Charts in 2019.

In 2017, Koy broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at 23,000 tickets and 11 sold-out shows at the Neal S. Blaisdell concert hall in Honolulu. In response, the mayor’s office proclaimed November 24 as Jo Koy Day! The comedian continued his record-breaking streak and recently, became the only stand-up artist to sell more than 17,000 tickets over 30 shows in one year at the Brea Improv. The rib tickler has even appeared on television – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Call with Carson Daly, among many others.

Known for its curated mix of regional and international artists, Al Dana Amphitheatre will host Bahraini singer and composer, Ahmed Al Jumairi, on December 21. The musician will showcase Arabic tunes – Bahraini Nights – with a group of talented artists from the Kingdom.

Music enthusiasts can also expect a scintillating performance by André Rieu on February 23 next year. The Dutch violinist and conductor, along with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, will be back to serenade fans. On his last visit earlier this year, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa presented the musical powerhouse with the Order of Bahrain-First Class in recognition of his artistic contributions to the world. Rieu created the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987 and began with 12 members. Since then, he has sold over 40 million CDs and DVDs around the world and has been awarded more than 500 Platinum and 270 Gold awards for his unrivalled success. ✤