Admission to the free event is restricted to only males, and there is a formal dress code. Osama Nugali, a spokesman for the Saudi Foreign Ministry, said in the Washington Post that the event was organized byÂ the countryâ€™s General Authority for Entertainment to mark the end of exams for students.
The concert also coincides with President Donald Trumpâ€™s first foreign trip to the nation as the leader of the United States. But it is unclear whether Keithâ€™s performance was booked specifically to coincide with Trumpâ€™s trip, during which the president is expected to speak in support of moderate Islam.
Itâ€™s also unclear how Keithâ€™s songs about drinking will be received in Saudi Arabia, a nation where alcohol is banned.