Get ready to paint the town blue…

Performance artists the Blue Man Group have announced they will be heading to Dubai this year, in addition to their Abu Dhabi shows.

The turquoise trio will perform at Dubai Opera from April 11 to 15, before making their way to Abu Dhabi for a series of shows at the du Forum on Yas Island.

Who are these Smurf-like creatures, you may ask?

Well, the Blue Man Group is best described as part art, part music, and part comedy.

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Formed in 1991, the group has permanent shows in Las Vegas, New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Berlin, and has appeared on various TV shows as both characters and guest performers.

Here’s a video that gives you an idea of what you’re in for…

One thing is for sure – it’s going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen at Dubai Opera before.

“When we first began creating performances centred on this innocent, curious character called Blue Man, we never dreamt where he would lead us,” Blue Man Group co-founder Chris Wink said.

“We are so honoured to be able to share our show with the people of UAE and beyond.”

Tickets are now available on from Dhs195.

Be warned – if you end up sitting in the front rows, you’re going to need to wear clothes you don’t mind getting splashed with paint (though thankfully, ponchos are provided)…

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