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Paul McCartney Puts ‘Friendship First’ he will play in Israel-Aviv
Music Icon Set To Rock Israel 43 Years After Ban Historic ‘Friendship First’ Concert Announced Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, 25th September 2008 43 years after being banned by the Israeli government, Paul McCartney today announces his ‘Friendship First’ concert in Israel.
Following months of feverish speculation the wait is finally over as music’s most revered star announces that he will be playing in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Thursday 25th September 2008, for the first time ever.
This is in keeping with a series of special one-off unique shows that Paul has performed this year in places he has never visited before. Israel will finally get the chance to experience a night of music and history Macca-style; the night they have been waiting decades for. Paul McCartney holds true the key principals of friendship – loyalty and respect – and the
‘Friendship First’ concert is an opportunity for people to celebrate these values whilst having a memorable night of fun and rock n’ roll. Looking ahead to his first trip to Tel Aviv,
Paul Said, “I’ve heard so many great things about Tel Aviv and Israel, but hearing is one thing and experiencing it for yourself is another. We are planning to have a great time and a great evening. We can’t wait to get out there and rock.” more later ...
Well I hope the fans enjoy it, I'm still worried about the safety of Paul & The Band.. and I cannot help that.. It should be a interesting concert ... and a memorable night for all.......hb
Read what one blogger has to say about Paul McCartney playing in Tel-Aviv
August 28, 2008
Paul McCartney Makes Worst Decision Since ‘The Frog Chorus’
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by poppycocteau @ 6:15 pm
Tags: bbc, beatles, controversy, israel, paul mccartney, prick, tel-aviv
Mainly because no other music media has mentioned it, I feel I should bring to light the disgusting move by Paul McCartney to play a concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Just what the hell is he thinking? He’s probably the single most respected musician alive on the planet, with a huge amount of influence on, not just musicians and music fans, but on a celebrity obsessed society in general, yet he sees no problem in proposing an idea just as sordid and disrespectful as Queen playing South Africa at the height of apartheid or Morrissey’s want to perform in an Iran where public stonings of women are still commonplace.
Powerful artists such as these mentioned are one of the few groups of people who can influence a wide section of the population’s way of thinking, and McCartney choosing to promote such a unashamedly intolerant, self-pitying, war-mongering, Bush loving government as Israel’s is incredulous: read more here