Shalom Life | June 03, 2014

It's Official: Rolling Stones Will Play Israel in June

After months of speculation, the band has confirmed their June 4th appearance in Tel Aviv's HaYarkon Park

By: Ami Friedman

Published: March 25th, 2014 in News » Israel

It's official: The Rolling Stones will play a concert at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on June 4, Israeli producer Shuki Weiss confirmed Tuesday.

Tickets for the concert are to go on sale on Sunday, March 30, at 9am. The tickets cost 695 shekels ($200) for the cheapest spaces, 1,790 shekels ($515) for the "golden ring", and 2,850 shekels ($820) for VIP seats.

"For the first time in my 35 years in the business I have no words to express the size of an event of this kind in Israel," Weiss told reporters as he announced the concert.

Regarding the ticket prices, Weiss said that they were cheaper than the sums the band charged in other places around the world, and that the concert would boost tourism to Israel. "We are expecting thousands of tourists to come to the show," he said.

He pointed out that Rolling Stones tickets for other venues that went on sale yesterday had already been sold out.

Ynet reported two weeks ago that Yarkon Park had been reserved on June 4 as the venue for the legendary British rock group's performance, and that the date had been approved by the band's representatives.

The previous date requested by the band members, in late May, created a problem for the Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan municipalities, as Justin Timberlake's concert had already been set for May 28 and, in favor of the area's residents, major events cannot be held at the park on dates so close to one another.

Other than Weiss, several leading producers, including Marcel Avraham and Gadi Oron, had been fighting for the privilege to bring the Stones to Israel. The lucky winner gets to produce the prestigious show for an estimated $5 million.

The Rolling Stones had postponed concerts in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month, following the death of Mick Jagger's long-term girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. The group had been due to start the seven-concert leg of their world tour in Perth, Australia. Fans were told to keep their tickets until further information was released. Days later, however, the band began to add dates for the European leg of the tour.

Reprinted with permission from Ynet News

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