Though they won’t be performing at the same gig, I hasten to add! But nice to see some more big names heading over to Israel, post-summer too. The concert season is usually over the summer months only, so it’s nice to see a HaYarkon Park gig scheduled for November – though with a reasonable chance of rain has anybody told Linkin Park they’re taking a bit of a gamble?
Anyway, Jeff Beck, quite possibly the greatest ever lead guitarist, is popping over with his guitar for two gigs, on October 4th and 5th. He’ll be performing on the 4th at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv and at the AmphiPark in Caesarea on the 5th. The man who launched his career with the Yardbirds back in the 60s and who has since gone on to win 5 Grammy awards and two spots in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame, will be performing in the Holy Land for the first time. Tickets aren’t cheap for the Reading gig (a smaller venue), between 450 and 590 shekels. While tickets at the Caesarea show are priced between 290-490, with front row seats going for 590 shekels.
Pop legend Neil Sedaka (the golden oldies among you will remember Oh Carol, Calender Girl, One More Ticket, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, and so on) will be performing in Tel Aviv on the 16th October at the Nokia Hall (kick off at 9:00pm). Tickets are priced between 320 and a whopping 1000 shekels (front row).
Nu metal gods Linkin Park have added a show in Tel Aviv at HaYarkon Park on November 15th. They’re here on their tour to promote the new album, A Thousand Suns. They’ve also got a couple of Grammy awards under their belt, and have sold some 50 million records over the last 10 years or so. Currently tickets are on sale for 330 shekels, which will get you a nice spot on the grass. Might want to bring your brolly though…
More info on the tickets can be found here (in Hebrew): www.TKTS.co.il.