British electronic music band Depeche Mode will be returning to Israel in the summer of 2013, four years after its first concert in the Holy Land. This time, the band will perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, most likely in May.
The concert, which will be held as part of a new international tour, will include the band’s songs from all times. Full details about the show will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In May 2009, Depeche Mode performed at the Ramat Gan Stadium to an audience of some 50,000 people.
In her review of the concert, Ynet’s Ayelet Yagil wrote: “The three band members – Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher – managed to give an audience in love some of their huge talent.
“Gahan, who has managed to preserve his voice throughout the years, and that’s not a simple task in light of its depth, is an awfully charismatic lead vocalist, and at some point in the early 1990s he even adopted a dancing style, which was demonstrated many times during the show and makes him look like a combination between Jesus and Zorba the Greek.”
The office of producer Shuki Weiss, who is responsible for bringing the band to Israel once again, refused to comment on this report.
Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette will arrive in Israel in a couple of months for one concert, which will wind up her “Guardian Angel” international world tour.
Morissette, 38, will perform at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena on December 3.
The singer launched her world tour in August following the release of her seventh album, “Havoc and Bright Lights.” During the concert, she is expected to perform the album songs alongside her greatest hits.
Ticket prices will range from NIS 199 (about $50) for the cheapest deal to NIS 699 ($178) for a premium package, which included parking, refreshments and an invitation to the official party marking the end of the concert tour.
This will be the second time that Morissette performs in Israel. The first time was in 2000, when she arrived in the Holy Land for two gigs – in Caesarea and in Rishon Lezion.
In recent years Morissette has been unable to repeat her success from the 1990s, but released several albums and guest starred in several television programs, including eight episodes of “Weeds”.
About two years ago, she married rapper Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway and later gave birth to their first child, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway.
Despite the sad announcement of LMFAO, the biggest dance act of the year, that they won’t be continuing to make music together, the lead character of the band, RedFoo is coming to perform in Israel next week, and in a new candid video that was released yesterday, he promises to rock Tel Aviv’s Nokia Theater.
The opening act will be Israeli DJ/producer Tomer G whose track was the official anthem of the French soccer team
Hillel Slovak was an Israeli-American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of the Los Angeles rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers
photos by Roy Berkovitz