Neil Young and Justin Timberlake to play Israel


While Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ efforts to stop artists from performing in Israel have been getting lots of attention lately, the list of upcoming, big-name concerts scheduled there continues to grow. Neil Young and Justin Timberlake are the latest additions, joining Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and (fingers crossed) the Rolling Stones.

First up is Timberlake, who will play Tel Aviv on May 28, according to Haaretz. The official announcement and ticket sales set for last week were shelved in light of the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The show will be part of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour.

The Times of Israel reports that Young and the band Crazy Horse are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on July 17. The iconic musician last played in Israel back in 1995, during his Mirror Ball tour with Pearl Jam.

Timberlake, in particular, may bring sexy back to the Holy Land, while Neil Young will probably enjoy rockin’ in the free world, Israeli experts say.

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