Red Hot Chili Peppers. Are you ready?
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Red Hot Chili Peppers concert booked

After last-minute cancelation decade ago, American rock band to perform at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on September 10, 2012. 'Audience is invited to one of the greatest musical evenings ever seen in Israel,' says producer

A decade after calling off its first Israel concert, American rock ban Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park on September 10, 2012.


The early ticket sale was launched Thursday evening at the Castel office, with ticket prices standing at NIS 320 (roughly $85) for a limited period of time. Prices are then expected to climb to NIS 390 ($105) per ticket.


In addition, as in previous concerts held in Israel, "Golden Ring" tickets for the area closer to the stage will be offered for NIS 750 ($200), as well as VIP tickets – which include tribune seats, parking and refreshments – for NIS 1,200 ($320).


Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the greatest bands in the world, and one of the most popular bands in Israel. Its local fans and producer Shuki Weiss won't forget 2001, when the band's concert in Israel was canceled. Two weeks before they were slated to take the stage at Yarkon Park, they decided to cancel due to the security situation.

רד הוט צ'ילי פפרס. מגיעים בספטמבר (צילום: AFP)

Red Hot Chili Peppers. See you in September (Photo: AFP)


The Israeli audience missed its opportunity to see the band, and its desire just grew stronger. In a Ynet poll conducted in 2007, Red Hot Chili Peppers was named the band Israelis would most like to see here. Two years ago, "Californication" was crowned "Song of the Decade" by Ynet readers and Galgalatz listeners, a selection which caught the attention of the band's vocalist, Anthony Kiedis.


Over the years, Weiss and his team would not give up. "I'm convinced that the Israeli audience already understands how much work and how many efforts were made to bring this great band to Israel," says the veteran producer.


"I'm glad that the artists and the band's managers kept their promise to hold this visit as a rectification for the concert canceled in 2001. This is one of the most sought-after and successful bands in the world, and this is definitely a huge achievement for Israeli music fans.


"As for the early ticket sale, I'm thrilled to announce that the band is very sensitive when it comes to ticket prices and we will allow the early purchase of tickets for a very special price for a concert of such magnitude – even compared to the ticket prices of the band's concerts in Europe, or performances of the same magnitude held in Israel.


"This concert is a greater experience than words can describe. I invite the audience to join one of the greatest musical evenings ever seen in Israel."


The Los Angeles-based band will land in Israel for the first time after almost 30 years of activity. In recent months, the band members have been touring the world following their 10th album, "I'm With You," the first one recorded with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer after the departure of John Frusciante in 2009.


The band's first guitarist, Hillel Slovak, was an Israeli who moved to the United States as a child. He died of a heroin overdose in the summer of 1988.



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