The summer of 2012 is worth waiting for in terms of foreign artists’ performances in Israel. Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that Bruce Springsteen (“The Boss”) is in advanced talks for a concert in Israel. As first reported by Yedioth Ahronoth, Madonna and Lady Gaga will arrive in the Holy Land next summer as well. Advanced talks are also being held with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Let’s start with Springsteen. Israeli producers have been trying for years to get him to perform in Israel, but have been unsuccessful. This time, the talks are said to be taking a positive direction. The American rock icon is expected to arrive in Israel for one concert in June 2012, most likely at the Ramat Gan Stadium.
Madonna’s arrival, as usual, will be the noisiest. The Queen of Pop last performed in Israel in September 2009, in front of 100,000 people. This time, Madonna is expected to launch her world tour in Israel in May 2012, either at the Ramat Gan Stadium or Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park. She is scheduled to spend three weeks in the Holy Land, working on her concert tour.
Lady Gaga performed in Israel in August 2009, a moment before becoming one of the world’s biggest pop stars. This time, she is expected to arrive in the Holy Land for the concerts in August 2012, at a new stadium being built in Petah Tikva.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have yet to sign an agreement for a concert, but music industry officials believe that the American rock band will perform in Israel in late July, most likely at Yarkon Park.
All four artists will likely be brought to Israel by producer Shuki Weiss, who has been working with the Live Nation international production company which represents the singers.
Weiss’ office said in response, “It’s too early to rejoice. Once we have something to report, we’ll do so.”
Birkin, who was married to Serge Gainsbourg, will sing the famous French writer’s best repertoire at Reading 3 club in Tel Aviv January 13 and 14
British singer Jane Birkin is slated to come to the region for two concerts in Tel Aviv and two concerts in Ramallah.
Birkin, who was married to Serge Gainsbourg, will perform at the Reading 3 club in Tel Aviv on January 13 and 14. Tickets will be sold for NIS 279. The dates for her Ramallah gigs have yet to be finalized.
In an intimate show, Birkin will mark 40 years of her husband’s provocative album “Histoire de Melody Nelson” – of which she was part of – and 20 years since his passing. Birkin will also perform his best repertoire.
The relationship between Gainsbourg and Birkin began on the set of the movie “Slogan”. The two fell in love and were considered one of the most famous couples in France during the 1960s. In 1969 they came out with the hit single “Je T’aime, Moi Non Plus”, which stirred uproar in France because of Birkin’s sexual moans that were included in it.
Two years later, their daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg was born, who later became a famous actress in her own merit. Over the years, Gainsbourg penned many songs for Birkin, which have become an inseparable part of French culture.
In the 1980s, after the two had separated, Birkin was forced to fight her “Lolita who drags along behind Gainsbourg” image, and to prove herself as an actress and singer.
Despite the breakup, Gainsbourg continued writing songs for her. In the beginning of the 1980s, the two created a joint record, “Baby Alone In Babylon”, which was highly successful.
Two years after rocking Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, Queen of Pop may return to Jewish state as part of new concert tour
Two years after rocking Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park with two concerts, Madonna may be returning to Israelas early as next year.
Madonna’s new album is expected to be released on March 2012. Its first single will be released in the beginning of the year.
The concert tour, which will be launched immediately after the album’s release, will be sponsored by Smirnoff Vodka under the banner, “Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange.” As part of the cooperation with the brand, a contest will be held between 50 countries asked to select a dancer to present the country’s culture and nightlife.
Israel is among the 50 participating countries, and Madonna is expected to cooperate with an Israeli dancer. However, the contest does not guarantee that the singer will perform in each of the countries the dancers come from.
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