Rod Stewart set to rock Tel Aviv


( British rock legend Rod Stewart touched down at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday, ahead of his highly anticipated performance Wednesday at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park.

Rod Stewart. Credit: Joe Bielawa via Wikimedia Commons.

Stewart last performed in Israel in 2010, at Ramat Gan stadium. The 72-year-old rocker’s latest show in the Jewish state comes as an unprecedented number of big-name artists line up to perform in the country this summer, an indication that the influence of the cultural boycott of Israel is waning. Anti-Israel activists had pressured Stewart to cancel his concert, but he did not respond to their petitions. 

Late last year, the 72-year-old rocker announced his intention to play in Israel in a recorded statement, saying, “I’m looking forward to performing in Tel Aviv in June. I promise to deliver a fun, energetic show.”

He added, “I’ll be playing your favorite hits, with a few surprises too.”

Posted on June 14, 2017 .