Neil Young coming to Israel this summer
It took years of talks to get him to agree to return.
Neil Young fans in Israel who would rather hear a live version of "Heart of Gold" than "Jerusalem of Gold" are in luck.
The 68-year-old rock icon, who the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame calls "a cult hero, a chart-topping rock star, and all things in-between," will be playing Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon on July 17 with his band Crazy Horse.
It took years of talks to get Young to agree to come back to Israel, where he last toured 19 years ago, said concert promoter Shuki Weiss.
"After years of negotiations, I am happy to report the arrival of one of the true greats," said Weiss.
Tickets for the concert, which will be between two and a half and three hours, are being sold on the website Eventim. The cheapest tickets are selling for 340 shekels ($98) for advance purchases and from 790 shekels at the concert.
VIP tickets are going for 1,400 shekels.
Other famed performers set to take the stage in Israel this year include American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake in Parl Hayarkon on May 28. Tickets will go on sale on January 19.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform in Israel for the second time, as part of a tour promoting the release of her new album ARTPOP.
And the date of Justin Bieber's previously announced tour stop has recently been set for May 14. The teenage heart throb will be following up on a successful concert in 2011.
Two other potential visitors to Israel this year are the Rolling Stones and Beyonce, though neither is confirmed.