Why Concert Prices in Israel Are So Much Higher Than Abroad

Aggressive competition among promoters is bringing many big-name acts to Israel and creating a booming concert market, but the high cost of flying in the crews, security and expensive insurance policies keep ticket prices steep.

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A few months ago, concert promoter Gad Oron flew to London to meet with Radiohead’s agent and manager, to try to convince the English rock band to play a concert in Israel. “They told me, ‘Israel? There’s no...