Rolling Stones Will Play First Concert In Israel

JERUSALEM (March 25, 2014) The Rolling Stones will play their first concert in Israel in Tel Aviv on June 4, promoter Shuki Weiss said Tuesday.

Israeli rock fans often get the blues as their favorite bands skip the country on their world tours.

Some musicians stay away because of politics while for others it is a matter of logistics, so whenever a major band comes it is big news.

The Stones recently postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand after the suicide of singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend.

Other bands playing Israel this year include Neil Young, the Prodigy, Justin Timberlake and the Pixies, who canceled an earlier visit in 2010 apparently for political reasons.

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