The Rolling Stones to Perform in Tel Aviv

The Rolling Stones are widely considered to be one of the greatest rock-and-roll bands of all time. The Stones have toured all over the world over the course of their 50 years together and have been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Only now, after decades of performing and rising to the top of their art, will they finally put on a show in Tel Aviv. They are receiving a $4.5 million fee for the show, which will be the first they have ever played in Israel. The announcement has been joyously welcomed by Israeli fans of the Rolling Stones, who have been waiting for years to see the band play a gig in the Middle Eastern country.

Promoter Shuki Weiss has been trying to bring the Rolling Stones to Tel Aviv since 1988, when he hoped that they would be a part of the country’s 40 anniversary celebrations. Other potential promoters placed bids to host the Rolling Stones in Israel, including Marcel Avraham and Gad Oron, but Weiss won out and has successfully organized the rock band’s first Israeli show. Weiss has also brought Depeche Mode, Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Israel for performances.

Some religious officials have cited concerns about the concert, which will be held on June 4th at Hayarkon Park. The date just overlaps with the ending of the religious holiday of Shavuot, meaning that Orthodox and observant Jews may end up missing out on their chance to see the Rolling Stones. Hotels and rental apartments are offering discounts on accommodation during the holiday weekend so that anyone who wants to be able to walk to the concert can do so. This means that they will run no risk of breaking Jewish religious law as Shavuot comes to a close.

The June 4th concert is part of the Rolling Stones’ European tour, which includes stops at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands and the TW Classic Festival in Belgium. The Rolling Stones cut their Australian tour short after the death of Mick Jagger’s long-term partner L’Wren Scott, but the European leg of their world tour seems to be running on schedule. No matter what, the Israeli fans of the classic rock band are looking forward to hearing their favorite songs played live by one of the biggest bands in the world. After years of waiting, the time has finally come for fans to get some satisfaction.