Coldplay has denied an Israeli TV report that it plans to come to Israel in November 2017 for two special “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians.
A representative of the band told Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday the information was false.
Israel’s Channel 2 reported Monday night that unprecedented joint concerts were scheduled for November 3 and November 4, at an outdoor location north of the Dead Sea, and tickets would be sold both in Israel and in the Palestinian territories.
The TV report gave no specifics of the intended venue, saying only that it is an “agricultural area.” The area immediately to the north of the Dead Sea is in the West Bank, under Israeli control.
Provided final security and other logistical arrangements are completed, tickets will go on sale shortly, the TV report had said.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin came to Israel two months ago, directly from Mumbai, where the band headlined the Global Citizen Festival.
He was said at the time to be touring sites for a possible Global Citizen Festival here.
Two recent Coldplay videos were directed by Israelis.