The Rolling Stones Are Headed To Israel For First-Ever Concert

Jason Scott
March 26, 2014

The Rolling Stones, otherwise known as the most iconic rock band in history, are about to bring the joy of their music to a brand new place. The group is set to perform in Israel for the first time ever at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park this summer, on June 4.

Their 30-year career is quite an impressive one, and this new milestone is certainly a long time coming. Performing many of their biggest and most well-known hits, such as "Gimme Shelter," "Start Me Up" and "Beast of Burden," the band will perform for more than 50,000 fans from Israel and all over the world.

"We are thrilled to announce the first-ever performance in Israel by one of the most influential musical groups of all time," says Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, in an official press release on Wednesday (March 26), "which further adds to an already dynamic lineup of performances and festivals taking place in Israel this year."

Other superstar performer who will perform one-off shows in Israel this summer include Justin Timberlake (May 28), The Pixies (June 17) and Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse (July 17).

The Rolling Stones' singer Mick Jagger recently made headlines when his long-standing girlfriend and fashion designer L'Wren Scott committed suicide. The Australian leg of the band's tour was set to launch March 19 in Perth, but those dates, including a handful in New Zealand, were cancelled, and rightfully so. Unfortunately, sources have revealed that the postponements will cost $10 million.

Bandmate Keith Richards' daughter Alexandra shared her thoughts recently on Australia's Today Show: "You know death is such a sad thing and it was a shock to everyone. I know the Stones are such a big family and we're all loving each other right now."

On Tuesday, March 25, Jagger said his final goodbye to Scott in private services held in Hollywood. "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," he had said in an official statement last week. "We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received."

"I will never forget her," signed Mick.

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