Macca to perform in Jerusalem after 43-yr ‘ban’

JERUSALEM: Some 43 years after a Beatles concert was, according to popular belief, banned by Israel, Paul McCartney has announced he’ll perform there in September.

Paul McCartney says he’s looking forward to playing a concert in Israel next month.

The show, which will be held on September 25 in Tel Aviv, had been rumoured for months.

Promoters are saying it will be one of the biggest concerts ever held in Israel, and they hope it will encourage other top stars to come to Israel. A web site offering tickets for the concert put prices at $426.86 and $139.44.

McCartney is billing the Tel Aviv show his ‘Friendship First’ concert.

“I’ve heard so many great things about Tel Aviv and Israel, but hearing is one thing and experiencing it for yourself is another,” McCartney said in the news release. “We are planning to have a great time and a great evening. We can’t wait to get out there and rock.”