Negotiations to bring Madonna for concert in Israel are in their advanced stages.
Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the pop singer’s agents in the United States have asked Israeli producers Shuki Weiss and Dudu Zarzevsky of Niche Productions for an offer to produce the pop diva’s concert in Park Hayarkon in September.
According to sources in the music industry, producing the concert will cost over $5 million. The ticket price will be at least NIS 350 ($100). Madonna’s last concert in Israel in September 1993 was also held in Park Hayarkon.
Also coming to Israel as a blast from the past is the seventies’ British group The Stranglers. The group will be the warm-up act for Debbie Harry and Blondie in their performance at the Raanana Amphitheatre on July 3.
The Stranglers performed in Israel last in 1987 at Tel Aviv’s Cinerama, and were also scheduled to warm up The Red Hot Chili Peppers in July 2001, but the concert was cancelled.
The new-wave band was formed in 1974 by a Bristol biochemistry teacher, Hugh Cornwell, and was named after the Boston strangler affair. In their early days, the band was notorious for causing provocations during their performances, but has become more moderate since the early eighties.
Among the band's greatest hits are “Always The Sun,” “Golden Brown” and "Strange Little Girl."