Guess who is coming to town? 8 concerts that will rock Israel this summer
They tried, they failed. The BDS movement, however, is still doing its thing, but these performers have better things to do than listening to calls for boycotts. Welcome to Israel and thank you for the music.
Fatboy Slim, March 12
British DJ Fatboy Slim will be coming this spring to Israel for his first-ever gig. He is known to throw some pretty crazy shows, so we cannot wait to hear him live. Right Here Right Now!
Justin Bieber, May 3
Admit it, you are (not so) secretly already eyeing tickets.
Aerosmith, May 17
The best-selling American hard rock band of all time is unfortunately breaking up after 46 years of entertaining the world. Fortunately, Israel is one of the countries they will play in during their farewell tour.
Rod Stewart, June 14
Despite efforts from Scottish soccer fans to compel him to join the boycott against Israel, Rod held his own and is planned to make an appearance on June 14. Thank you for doing the right thing, Rod!
Guns N’ Roses, July 15
With the band’s messy history of splitting and regrouping, not many fans expected to ever see them together again in Israel. However, here they are surprising us again, after their last hit concert in 1993.
Radiohead, July 19
Radiohead are not new to Israel — this will be their fourth visit. However, their last visit to the Holy Land took place in 2000 — so their fans had quite a long wait, aggravated by BDS pressure on the band to boycott Israel and cancel the concert. Thankfully, they did not.
Pixies, July 24
Their history in Israel is not without turmoil. After the 2010 incident with the Turkish ship headed for Gaza, Pixies cancelled their concert, apologized and pledged to come back again. And come back they did, in 2014, to a sold-out stadium in Jaffa. This time, they are coming to Caesarea and promise to rock our worlds once more.
Robbie Williams, September 16
Robbie Williams just performed in Israel in May 2015, but he must have loved it, because here he is again, coming back for another round of Israeli adoration. Can you blame him?
A lot of other artists love Israel as well. In their own words, here they are: