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The Colorado Springs band touches down in Tel Aviv and enthuses at ‘insanity’ of Jerusalem

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with the members of One Republic (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat with the members of One Republic (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

It must be the season of the boy-band visits, as One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown and Zach Filkins touched down in Israel this week.

The Colorado Springs band is performing in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on Thursday night.

The pop-rock alternative band first became known on MySpace. Yet it wasn’t until “Apologize” — the lead single of their debut album “Dreaming Out Loud” — was remixed by rapper Timbaland that they became an international success, reaching No. 1 in 16 countries and earning a Grammy nomination.

After arriving in Tel Aviv earlier this week (and tweeting their Hebrew plane menu), the band came to Jerusalem’s Old City, where they reflected on the “insanity” of standing in the Garden of Gethsemane, as well as the other ancient sites they visited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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