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Reach Out To Asia's Bryan Adams concert opening act

Doha, QATAR - Local rock band, Jive Turkey, is set to perform the opening act for Bryan Adams' upcoming Reach Out To Asia concert, part of his 2006 Room Service Tour, on February 1, 2006, in Doha's Al Sadd Stadium.

The popular local rock band, based in Doha College, has been together two years and is made up of six talented members.

Clarke Lutton performs vocals and guitar, Rhoss Williams plays lead guitar, Sean Williams plays bass guitar, Laura Barnes sings vocals, Gregg Feathersone also plays lead guitar and Johnny Townsend plays drums.

Jive Turkey will start performing at 7:30 p.m., following the opening of the concert entrance doors at 7:00 p.m. They will play until 8:15 p.m., after which the stage will be prepared for Bryan Adams and his band.

Ticket sales for the Bryan Adams benefit concert are selling quickly with the tickets for the seated area of the stadium almost sold out. Organizers of the event expect a capacity crowd of about 8000 people.

People are, therefore, encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible as there may not be tickets available at the door and seat allocation in the stadium will be on a first come first serve basis.

Security for the large scale Reach Out To Asia charity event will be tight and certain items will not be allowed into the stadium. Concert-goers will be checked at entrance.

Finally, light refreshments, such as drinks and snacks, will be available for purchase throughout the concert, as will official Bryan Adams Room Service Tour T-shirts priced at QR 100.

The charity concert in Doha is now the exclusive Bryan Adams concert in the Gulf since his concerts in Dubai and Kuwait were cancelled due to recent events. The Canadian rock star and his band will perform live his all-time greatest hits, including songs off his latest CD, Anthology, in Al Sadd Stadium.

All proceeds from the concert will go to charity in aid of the Reach Out To Asia appeal fund, initiated by Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, daughter of the Emir.

'Reach Out To Asia' is aimed at Qatar extending the hand of friendship and help to the many countries across the Asian continent, which are experiencing serious social difficulties in terms of poverty, inadequate healthcare, homelessness, disease and natural disasters, such as last year's devastating tsunami and recent earthquake in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

Doha-based Qatar Foundation will run and manage 'Reach Out to Asia' in line with the Foundation's mission to promote education, science and community development in Qatar.

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