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Bon Jovi heading to Israel

Superstar rock band said to be aiming for October concert in Tel Aviv, deal nearly finalized

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The rock group Bon Jovi is close to sealing a deal for a long-awaited one-off concert in Israel, Hebrew media reported Sunday.

The band, one of the most successful to ever emerge from the US, was said to be ironing out final details for a show in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, likely scheduled for October 3.

Bon Jovi, led by guitar-strumming vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, is known to be booked for a performance on October 1 in Abu Dhabi, putting the band within striking distance of Israel.

Full details of the date and location, including when tickets are to go on sale, are expected to be released on Tuesday.

In 2010 Jon Bon Jovi, 53, declared his intention to bring the band to Israel as part of a concert tour at the time, but the performance never materialized.

If the event goes ahead, it will be Bon Jovi’s first performance in the Jewish state.

Formed in 1983 in New Jersey, Bon Jovi has released more than a dozen albums with a string of hits including “Livin on prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” and “It’s My Life.”

The band has sold over 100 million records and performed over 2,500 live concerts.

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