The Rolling Stones are in final negotiations for a late spring performance in Israel, Israel Radio reported on Monday. The confirmation is expected “within hours” for a June 10 show in Ramat Gan Stadium, the report said.
The Stones, one of rock’s longest-standing and most legendary acts, have been in discussions with promoters Marcel Avraham and Gadi Oron to make an Israel stop in the days after their 2014 European tour, Yedioth Ahronoth reported in January.
The group has been offered some $4.5 million, which according to the daily is the largest amount ever offered to any artist to play in Israel.
The Rolling Stones formed in London in 1962 and become one of the iconic acts of the classic rock era, charting hits well into the early 1980s. The band has released nearly 30 albums and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In recent years, the Stones have embarked on several highly lucrative world tours.
In 2013, a fake story penned for the Jewish holiday of Purim went viral, spreading the false rumor that the Rolling Stones were planning to perform in Israel in honor of Israel’s 65th independence day.
Other high-profile rock acts scheduled to play in Israel this year include Deep Purple (February 22 and 33), Foreigner (March 25 and 25), Steve Vai (March 26), the Pixies (June 17), Soundgarden (June 18) and Neil Young & Crazy Horse (July 17).