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#BDSfail: Red Hot Chili Peppers return to headline Tel Aviv festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining the Funkyard Festival in Tel Aviv this June, as part of their 2020 European tour. Their Holy Land concert in 2012 drew 50,000 fans.

By i24NEWS


Californian rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to Israel this June to headline the Funkyard Tel Aviv Festival, marking their second show in The Holy Land since 2012.

The Funkyard Festival will be held June 10 at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, tickets will go on sale Monday, February 3 at 4 PM.

The festival will feature DJs, international artists, local bands. There will be food, drinks, and other activities which will be announced soon. Continue Reading »

To Roger Waters’ ire, Bon Jovi returns to Israel for 2019 concert

Legendary rock star Jon Bon Jovi returns to Israel and will play in Tel Aviv once again to the chagrin of the notorious BDS stooge & musician, Roger Waters.

By Elad Benari


Bon Jovi will perform in Israel next summer, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

The planned date for the performance, July 25, 2019, was revealed by accident in a newsletter the American rock band sent to fans. It will take place at the Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv, according to the report.

Bon Jovi performs Live In Tel Aviv Israel, 03-10-2015 – Screenshot: YouTube

It will cost some $2.4 million to bring the group to Israel, according to the Channel 12 TV entertainment show “Good Night with Guy Pines.” Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Beatles’ Ringo Starr to perform in Israel, June 2018

Mere days after New Zealand pop-star Lorde buckled under BDS pressure and ultimately canceled her Tel Aviv concert, Sir Ringo Starr announced his “All Starr” band will perform two shows in Tel Aviv on June 23 and 24.

By i24NEWS


Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will perform for the first time in Israel this summer, joined by his “All Starr” band, more than fifty years after the original plan for a Beatles concert fell through.

Starr with his All-Starr Band in Paris, 26 June 2011 – Photo: Wikimedia/Jean Fortunet

The 77 year-old rocker, who was inducted as a solo artist into the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, will perform two concerts at the Menorah Mivtahim Arena in Tel Aviv on June 23 and 24 as part of his “Give More Love” European tour. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: WATCH VIDEOS if you missed Bryan Adams performing in Tel Aviv last night

Bryan Adams leaves a satisfied crowd of Israelis who sang along with him, in his first of 2 sold-out concerts in Tel Aviv, before heading for his 3rd concert in Jerusalem, Wednesday evening.



Israeli fans of Bryan Adams were undoubtedly in Heaven on Monday night at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.

The Canadian rocker belted out hit after hit to the sold out crowd of 12,000 strong who sang along to every word. Monday night was the first of three shows for Adams – a second is slated for Tel Aviv Tuesday and a third in Jerusalem’s Payis Arena on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Billy Joel shies from ambiguity by donning giant yellow star at Madison Square Garden concert

No equivocation here: Billy Joel openly protesting the growing visibility of neo-Nazi and antisemitic hate speech in the United States by publicly and proudly identifying himself as Jewish.



He’s not known for making big statements with his wardrobe. But during his concert in Madison Square Garden last night, Billy Joel came on stage for an encore wearing a very noticeable yellow Star of David on his suit lapel.

Joel was reportedly protesting the growing visibility of neo-Nazi and antisemitic hate speech in the United States – and the equivocation on the topic by US President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: ROD STEWART in Israel…Concert tomorrow in Tel Aviv!


WATCH VIDEO: Sir Roderick David “Rod” Stewart, CBE, the 72 yr-old British rock singer and songwriting giant returns to Israel, with his gig set for Tel Aviv on Wednesday.



British rock legendary Rod Stewart landed in Israel on Tuesday ahead of his much-anticipated concert at Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon on Wednesday.

The 72-year-old musician last performed in Israel in 2010 at the Ramat Gan stadium.

As part of his worldwide ‘HITS 2017’ tour, Stewart will naturally be performing all the massive hits from his incredible career, classic rockers like “Maggie May,” “Baby Jane”and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” through to big ballads such as “Sailing,” “You’re In My Heart,” and “Tonight’s The Night.” Continue Reading »

Singer Rod Stewart returns to Israel for June concert


The 72 yr-old British musician returns to Israel for a Tel Aviv concert this June 14th, after having last performed at the Ramat Gan stadium in 2010.
– WATCH his Israeli performance below.



Legendary British rocker Rod Stewart will be returning to Israel on June 14 to perform at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.

The 72-year-old musician last performed in Israel in 2010 at the Ramat Gan stadium.

Rod Stewart Live In Israel (June 2010) – YouTube screenshot

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group (1967-1969) and then Faces. Continue Reading »

Confirmed: Coldplay will perform in Israel, Nov 3,4


view videoIt will mark Coldplay’s first concert in Israel, planning two shows in November to a mixed Israeli & Palestinian audience, as a special “human rights” concert dedicated to peace.

By Jerusalem Post Staff


After months of rumors, it turns out that British rock group Coldplay is indeed coming to Israel.

 Coldplay performs for Nissan 2008 - Wikimedia Commons

Coldplay performs for Nissan 2008 – Wikimedia Commons

According to a report by Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday, the band will play two shows this coming November 3 and 4.

Israel visit by Coldplay’s Chris Martin sparks concert rumors

It will mark the first time the band has played in Israel and will be part of special “human rights” concert dedicated to peace. Continue Reading »

Air Supply invites 200 wives of Israeli firefighters to Haifa performance


view video1980’s soft-rock group rescheduled a Friday night Haifa performance, donates 200 concert tickets to the wives of firefighters, “who went through (five) incredibly difficult days and nights.”



JTA – After postponing a concert in Haifa last week due to the massive fires, soft rock band Air Supply gave away 200 tickets to the wives of Israeli firefighters.

Air Supply, live in Tel Aviv Nov 25, 2016- YouTube screenshot

Air Supply, live in Tel Aviv Nov 25, 2016- YouTube screenshot

The concert cancelled on Friday in Haifa was rescheduled for Sunday.

“This is a gesture to wives of firefighters, who went through incredibly difficult days and nights. We decided to give them an evening away from it all with some good music. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Aerosmith to perform in Israel in May 2017


view videoIn what may be Steven Tyler’s final tour as lead singer, the legendary rock band, Aerosmith will perform once again at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.

By Raz Shechnik


Aerosmith, one of the most successful rock bands in history, has closed on a deal to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park in May 2017, in what may be the last tour of lead singer Steven Tyler’s career as lead singer of the band.

As reported by Ran Boker and Ami Friedman of Ynet’s sister publication Yedioth Ahronoth, Aerosmith has been in advanced talks in recent months with Israeli producers.

Aerosmith Live in Buenos Aires Elby 2007 - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Aerosmith Live in Buenos Aires Elby 2007 – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The final contract was signed in the last few days and an official announcement on ticket sales is expected in the coming days. Continue Reading »

Rocket Man rocked Tel Aviv…for two and a half hours


view videoAt 69, Elton John rocked Tel Aviv in a 2 and a half hour performance that kept his fan of all ages greatly satisfied.



Fans of all ages were happy to let the sun go down in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Thursday night, as veteran rocker Elton John took the stage to perform for close to 40,000 fans.

Elton John

British singer Elton John performs during a concert in Tel Aviv June 17, 2010. – Photo: REUTERS

The rocket man did not disappoint, churning out his biggest hits alongside his new music without his powerful baritone faltering for even a moment. Continue Reading »

Chemical Brothers, Pharrell Williams and more on their way to Israel


view videoAustralian singer Sia, American rapper Pharrell Williams and the electronic duo the Chemical brothers have all announced they will be performing in Israel, not to mention pop sensation Rihanna, has expressed a desire to return.

By Raz Shechnik and Amit Friedman


The summer of 2016 is shaping up in terms of musical acts, as performer upon performer begin sending out official confirmations of their shows in Israel.

Sia performing at South by South West in 2008. – Photo: Kris Krug/Wikipedia

First among equals is the Australian Sia, who is due to perform on August 11 at Yarkon Park. Continue Reading »

In Directorial Triumph: Coldplay uses Israeli direction in their latest music video


view videoWATCH the 4-minute music video that is so rich in imagery and creative content that Coldplay’s Chris Martin refers to it as “one of best ever made.”


It is rare that one comes across a music video so rich in imagery and creative content that makes it actually worth watching. Coldplay’s video for it’s single “Up&Up,” directed by Israeli-creatives Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, is one of those rarities.

Released on Monday, the video has already garnered close to 3 million views, and is the third single released from Coldplay’s new album titled A Head Full of Dreams. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Ignoring BDS harassment, musicians are heading to Israel


• May 2: South African duo Die Antwoord will play in Rishon.
• June 8: Alice Cooper will rock out at Bloomfield Stadium.
• June 8: Indie band Real Estate will perform in Tel Aviv.
• August 10: Metal band Symphony X will play in Tel Aviv.

By Ami Friedman


There’ll be something for everyone this summer as heavy rock icon Alice Cooper, progressive metal band Symphony X, the rap-rave duo Die Antwoord and rock band Real Estate have all recently announced concerts in Israel.

The first to visit the Holy Land is the New Jersey indie band Real Estate, who will perform at the Barby club in Tel Aviv on May 25. Continue Reading »

US rapper moves to Israel after converting to Judaism


Having converted to Judaism 3 years ago, Nissim, formerly D. Black, just fulfilled his dream by making aliyah with his family.
view video• Continuing to make music, Nissim has a US tour planned.

By Reut Rimerman


Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D. Black, last weekend fulfilled a dream he has had since converting to Judaism three years ago – making Israel his home.

Immediately after landing Ben Gurion International Airport, Nissim spoke of “the last piece missing to complete the puzzle of my life — the land of Israel. . .God, Israel, and the Jewish people are one comprehensive unit, so when you have one piece without the others, it’s an incomplete puzzle.” Continue Reading »