Umm White Nightclub In Jeddah Shut Down On Its Opening Night

Ne-Yo was set to headline
Umm White Nightclub In Jeddah Shut Down On Its Opening Night
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Superclub White shut down on its opening night (June 13) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, because authorities claimed it "violated legal proceedings." Ouch. 

The club was shut down before the arrival of the highly anticipated opening night headline act, American singer Ne-Yo, star of hits such as "So Sick" and "Miss Independent" (as if you needed reminding). 

Ne-Yo apologised to his fans in an Instagram post, writing, “Apologies to the people of Jeddah. On the way to the venue, I was informed it had been shutdown. Guess we’ll try it again another time. Much love to my folks at White."

Saudi General Authority for Entertainment tweeted that the event "had not been licensed" and was "a violation of legal proceedings." The tweet further went on to say that the contracter "committed unacceptable violations" and "taken advantage" of an extension of their license. 

However, all is not lost, as we've heard it's a 'temporary' closing. Fingers crossed the big launch can happen. 

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