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Friday, December 2, 2011

It’s official: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Israel

The U.S. band canceled a 2001 concert in Israel following a wave of terrorist attacks; they are now confirmed to play in Tel Aviv in September 2012.

A decade after they canceled their plans to perform for fans in Tel Aviv, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing in Israel.

In 2001, in the wake of the release of the band’s successful album “Californication,” 20,000 tickets were sold for a concert featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park. After a wave of terrorist attacks, however, the band canceled their visit to Israel

“I am sure that the Israeli public fully understands how much work and effort has gone into bringing this wonderful band to Israel,” said producer Shuki Weiss, behind the efforts to bring the Chili Peppers to Israel.
“I am pleased that the artists and their managers have stood by their word to visit and make up for the show that was canceled in 2001.”

After a wave of rumors over the past few weeks about the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming concert, Weiss confirmed that the concert will be taking place on September 10 2012 in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park. Tickets will go on early sale for a special price of NIS 320, going up to NIS 390 once the early sale is over. Premium and VIP tickets will also be available for NIS 750 and NIS 1200 respectively.

The Peppers visit to Israel is part of a world tour to promote their most recent, and tenth, album. They will appear as part of the Picnic festival organized by Weiss.

Source: Haaretz