Björk in concert
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Björk returning to Israel
Icelandic singer to perform in Tel Aviv or Ramat Gan on July 31, 12 years after her previous visit
Twelve years after her previous performance in Israel, Björk is returning for a one-time gig which will be held on July 31 in the center of the country.


The Icelandic singer's representatives have reached an agreement with Israeli producer Shuki Weiss and are expected to arrive in Israel in the coming days to select a venue for the concert. Two possible locations are Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park and the Ramat Gan Stadium.


Björk is currently on a world tour following the release of her successful album "Volta" in May 2007. She is accompanied by an expanded band, a wind instruments orchestra and a choir of girls from Iceland. "Volta" was included in the list of the top 10 best-selling albums in the United States.


"I feel 'Volta' live is much better than the album, so 'Volta' the album is almost like the rehearsal before the tour," Björk has said. "The tour is where it all comes alive."


The singer has decided that one euro of each ticket sold would be donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


Björk last performed in Israel in August 1996. She sang before a crowd of thousands in Tel Aviv and Caesarea, cancelled a concert in Jerusalem, and caused a sensation when she chose to swim and sunbathe topless.


Producer Shuki Weiss admitted in the past that the 1996 concerts were not a financial success. Björk's current world tour, however, is extremely successful and expected to last about 18 months.


First published: 03.25.08, 07:48
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