Rolling Stones Accommodate Religious Fans, Reschedule Concert

The concert will start 45 minutes later so that observant Jews will be able to drive to the concert after the holiday of Shavuot ends that evening.

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during a concert in Abu Dhabi February 21, 2014.Credit: Reuters

The Rolling Stones will start their concert 45 minutes later than planned to allow religious Jews to attend the concert that is scheduled to begin just as the holiday of Shavuot ends on the evening of June 4.

The producers of the concert, Shuki Weiss Promotion & Production, announced Thursday that the Rolling Stones will take to the stage at 9:15 P.M. instead of the originally planned 8:30 P.M. after the Tel Aviv municipality gave the company permission to continue the concert later into the night.

The concert will take place on June 4, which is Shavuot until an hour after sundown, which will be at 8:26 P.M. Traditional Jews don't operate motor vehicles during the holiday, which would effectively bar them from attending the concert. Now with the new schedule many religious Jews will be able to attend the concert.

The Stones will be playing their long-awaited show is part of the "14 on Fire" world tour. It was reported that the British rock legends will be paid $6.7 million for performance.