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FERRARI WORLD

by Amardeep Singh
FERRARI WORLD: WHERE AUTOMOTIVES MEET CARNIVAL TYPE RECREATION

“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DREAM FOR IT”. Picture this. Stalls and booths of classic and supercars parked in rows with kids testing them out. Miniaturized renditions of famous racetracks where you get to drive. A rollercoaster designed with Ferrari in mind considered to be the fastest in the world. What might seem like every gear head’s dream is actually one of the star attractions that shines across the landscape of Abu Dhabi. 


The automotive amusement park is home to the Formula Rossa that has an acceleration: 0-240km/h in 4.9sec, 0 -100km/h in 2sec with a G-Force of 1.7Gs, matching that of an actual Ferrari supercar.

But that’s just the beginning. You could enjoy an ebullient change of speed and explore miniature Italy in a small-scale Ferrari 250 California, circa 1958 adorned with cityscapes to famous landmarks and racing venues like Portofino and the Amalfi Coast, Monza Racetrack, the Colosseum di Roma, Venezia, and of course, Maranello.

The amusement park was inaugurated in the year 2010 and is the world’s first Ferrari themed park as well as the largest indoor theme park. The design of the park itself is a homage to the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body. The United Arab Emirates has a tendency to overdo in terms of world records and even here there seems to be no stone unturned. The Ferrari logo that sits at the complex’s center, a stunning 65m x 48.5m logo,  is the largest Ferrari logo ever created.

Top must see attractions are all centered around Ferrari’s extensive history including the V12, a flume ride, the G-Force tower, which takes visitors to a height of 62m, and the Pit Wall, where participants can make race-day judgment calls. Racing and driving simulators are available as well that might cause visitors to burn away some cash but its entirely worth it.  

For the really adventurous, Ferrari World also includes the Paddock, which puts you into the shoes of a Ferrari pit crew on a Grand Prix day, and a museum that tracks the history of the car brand from its earliest days to its current unmatched dominance.

For car lovers and history lovers, UAE is a definite destination to visit and explore. And Ferrari World is just one of the several major setups that deserves a worthy mention. So why wait? Head on down to the heart of a country that rose from the desert to shine at the Arabian Gulf.

ferrariworldabudhabi.com

The Wombats

The Wombats Release Macabre New Music Video for Single “Lemon To A Knife Fight”

PRESS HERE to watch via NME

New Album BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE out February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings

North American tour kicks off January 8, 2018 + supporting Weezer and The Pixies on summer 2018 dates

“Grade A purveyors of electric live sets…blending pop, electro and rock sensibilities” – Entertainment Weekly

“…packed with anthemic hooks” – Pitchfork

“The Wombats have been in the game since 2007, but perform with the verve and joy of a band just starting out…” – SPIN

“…gripping” – Billboard

“…practically tailor-made for the airwaves”- Idolator

“A unique combination of electropop and post-punk styles” – Boston Globe

Liverpool trio The Wombats have unveiled a dark, cinematic music video for their new single “Lemon To A Knife Fight” PRESS HERE to watch via NME. The visual puts a twist on the song’s exploration of a toxic relationship’s emotional rollercoaster with a sinister plot involving kidnapping and attempted murder, which finds the heroine turning the tables on her attackers thanks to a phantasmagoric transformation.

Director Finn Keenan shared, “The idea for this video came from the line in the brief ‘David Lynch meets Power Rangers’. I wanted to make something that started off dark, surreal and little bit disturbing but then flip it on its head with a big ole’ twist that led to a ludicrous ending. These hunters do this every month, but this time they picked the wrong werewolf.”

“Lemon To A Knife Fight” is The Wombats’ first release from forthcoming album  BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, out  February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings, and premiered via  The Fader and as the “Hottest Record in the World” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 showBEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFEis available for pre-order now, PRESS HERE to pre-order and receive “Lemon To A Knife Fight” as an instant grat track.

In support of the album, the band will be embarking on a North American tour this January, as well as joining Weezer and The Pixies on their summer 2018 co-headline tour. Full tour routing is below and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets!

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE follows The Wombats’ 2015 LP Glitterbug, which garnered critical acclaim and debuted in the Top 5 on the UK Album chart and Billboard 100. Single “Give Me A Try” reached Top 20 at Alternative Radio, spent four weeks in a row at #1 on Alt Nation and, along with single “Greek Tragedy” has over 70 million combined Spotify streams. The band brought the singles – and their unforgettable live energy – to performances on

CBS This Morning, Late Night With Seth Meyers and more. The band’s magnetic live shows led a

fully sold-out North American tour, as well as unmissable festival performances at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Firefly, Reading and Leeds and more.

Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy in Los Angeles –

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE was created over long distance writing sessions, supplemented by intense two-week in-person sessions in Oslo. Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the album finds The Wombats pushing the boundaries of alt-pop innovation with a lush, ultramodern indie soundscape that captures The Wombats’ unique pairing of irrepressible hooks and tragi-comic lyricism with a newfound maturity and moving emotional depth.

“Lemon To A Knife Fight” video:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nNh51G84WZY

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE track listing:

1. Cheetah Tongue

2. Lemon to a Knife Fight

3. Turn

4. Black Flamingo

5. White Eyes

6. Lethal Combination

7. Out Of My Head

8. I Only Wear Black

9. Ice Cream

10. Dip You In Honey

11. I Don’t Know Why I Like You But I Do

The Wombats tour dates: 

*with Weezer and The Pixies

January 8             Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

January 9             Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

January 10           Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

January 13           Boston, MA @ Paradise

January 15           Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

January 16           Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage

January 18           St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

January 19           Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

January 22           Denver, CO @ Gothic

January 23           Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell Room

January 25           Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

January 26           Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

January 27           San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

January 29           Portland, OR @ Wonder

January 30           Vancouver, BC @ Venue

January 31           Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

June 23                 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*

June 26                 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*

June 27                 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion*

June 29                 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

June 30                 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*

July 6                     Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*

July 7                     Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

July 8                     Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*

July 10                   Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*

July 11                   Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*

July 13                   Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

July 14                   Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*

July 15                   Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre*

http://www.thewombats.co.uk

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