Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, revealed Monday that Bob Dylan put the idea in the Stones’ circle to include Israel as a tour stop.
Ticket to upcoming Stones concert in Tel Aviv – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
In an interview with Channel 2 in response to written questions ahead of the Stones’ Israel debut on June 4, Wood said that one time after seeing Dylan perform, the singer made the suggestion.
He was coming offstage and said “we’re going to Tel Aviv.” Continue Reading »
The Rolling Stones are expected to draw a crowd of 70,000 on June at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv.
“You can’t always get what you want,” goes the classic Rolling Stones song. But when it comes to their June 4 concert in Israel, the British rock legends have certainly come close, with a guarantee of $6.7 million for that one performance.
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Promoter Shuki Weiss, who has reportedly said in the past that he would retire after bringing the Stones to Israel, beat other promoters to the punch by guaranteeing the astronomical sum, according to Israel’s Channel 2.
No matter how many tickets are sold, the Stones will earn $6.7 million for this single appearance at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
The Facebook page calling on the Rolling Stones to boycott their scheduled performance in Israel has been revealed as a spoof.
WASHINGTON — A Facebook page claiming victory in getting the Rolling Stones to boycott Israel is an apparent hoax.
The “Rolling Stones: Boycott Israel” page, established Wednesday, on Thursday reported that the group had cancelled a planned June 10 concert.
It cited “sources with the Rolling Stones,” but there has been no such announcement.
The page also posted a letter asking the group to boycott Israel and signed by the page organizers as well as supposedly by Electronic Intifada and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Continue Reading »
Israeli producers have offered the Stones the highest amount to an int’l artist to perform in Israel.
The Rolling Stones are reportedly negotiating a debut show in Israel this June.
The Rolling Stones, from left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, perform live at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Dec. 15, 2012. – Photo: AP
According to a report in the daily Yedioth Ahronoth, Israeli producers Marcel Avram and Gadi Oron are in talks with the English rock band’s managers for a show in Israel during the band’s European tour, which is scheduled for this summer. Continue Reading »