After a summer of heartbreak for Israeli music fans, with cancellations from Neil Young, The Backstreet Boys and Lana Del Rey among others, producers of Lady Gaga’s planned September 13 concert in Tel Aviv confirmed Sunday that the provocative pop star’s show will indeed go on.
The multi-talented singer-songwriter, who burst onto the world stage with her 2008 album “The Fame,” will perform at Yarkon Park as part of her world tour, dubbed “artRAVE: The ARTPOP ball.” The tour is named in honor of Gaga’s third studio album, Artpop, which was released last November and features such hit singles as “Applause,” “Do What You Want” and “G.U.Y.”
She played Tel Aviv once before, in August 2009.
Tickets for the GagaFest went on sale earlier this summer, with lawn seats going for NIS 370, VIP seats starting at NIS 1250, and the coveted golden-ring seats selling for NIS 1450.
Udi Applebaum is producing the show alongside Ronen Miley with the help of Bookmark Entertainment. Fans have been promised a massive, mesmerizing show featuring intense choreography, several costume changes, and scenery and lighting fit for a Broadway production. Producers say they expect to pack the park, with estimated attendance in the tens of thousands.
“I’m proud and happy that Lady Gaga will come to Israel as planned,” Applebaum said in a press release. “It is an honor to host her for a historic concert.”