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'The Boss' headed to Israel?
Time to start saving: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Red Hot Chili Peppers expected to perform in Holy Land in summer of 2012
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."

 

 

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