2016 looks set to be an unprecedented year for live music in Israel with star after star making their way to the Holy Land.
Here we showcase some of the biggest acts set to play this Spring and Summer – and help you get tickets to the concert of your choice! There’s pretty much something for everyone. This list is by no means exhaustive and expect to hear of more big names on their way. Tickets ain’t cheap but one thing is for sure – it’s set to be a hot summer for music in Israel.
The RNB star is set to play at Rishon LeZion’s Live Park on April 14. No doubt his hit “Talk Dirty” which features a Jewish niggun (Hassidic tune) will be on the playlist!
Alice Cooper is playing his first ever concert in Israel on 16 June at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. The Shock Rocker had this message for his Israeli fans as he prepares to take his unholy “Raise the Dead” tour to the Holy Land:
British music legend Elton John is no stranger to Israel – he’s delighted his fans by playing here 3 times before. His 26 May concert in Ganei Yehoshua – Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv is sure to be a sold-out success. In the past, he has stood up to extremists who lobbied him to boycott his Israeli concert, saying “”Musicians spread love and peace, and bring people together. That’s what we do. We don’t cherry-pick our conscience.” Which makes us love him even more.
Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii – the massive Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer – is heading to Rishon Lezion’s Live Park. He’s been here plenty of times before – check out the amazing energy at this concert in Israel in 2012:
Anyone who ever heard the King of Pop play live knows what an experience it was. We’ll never get that chance again but this may be the next best thing. Thriller Live is showing at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv from May 19-24. It describes itself like this: “Opening in London’s West End on 2 January 2009 to rave reviews, Thriller Live has also embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 3000 shows globally to 3 million fans, visited over 30 counties and entered the West end record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history. Taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco. Paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion this is a show that you will never forget. Expect your favorite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Thriller plus many more!”