Following months of negotiations, it's now official: Barbadian R&B artist Rihanna will arrive in Israel for one concert, which will take place on May 30 at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
The details of the performance are expected to be revealed in a press conference next Wednesday, March 10, including the ticket prices and the singer's itinerary in the Holy Land.
The concert will be sponsored by the Orange cellular company, which will provide its customers with tickets for a reduced price.
The Israel concert is expected to conclude Rihanna's European tour, which will be launched in Belgium on April 16 and will last about a month and a half. The tour will include gigs in Holland, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The singer will arrive in Israel after three concerts in Ireland.
Rihanna, 22, is considered one of the most popular singers in the world these days. She has released four albums so far, but owes her international breakthrough to her third album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," and the hit song "Umbrella".
Her fourth studio album, "Rated R," was released in November 2009 and was a great success. Last year, reports surfaced that she had been the victim of violence by her ex-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown.
Rihanna will be joining many famous artists scheduled to visit Tel Aviv this summer, including Metallica, The Pixies, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Elvis Costello.