From Jennifer Lopez to Bon Jovi: Israel's Must-see Summer Concerts

These are the hottest music concerts heading to Israel this summer

Jennifer Lopez.
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Wolfmother

July 14, Barby Tel Aviv

Wolfmother, the excellent Australian combo, will bring its psychedelic rock and roll to Barby for an evening of mind blowing and terrifying riffs. Wolfmother regularly lights up Rock Werchter, Roskilde, Coachella, Lollapalooza and other major international festivals.

For more information: www.barby.co.il

Dream Theater

July 18, Live Park Rishon LeZion

Loyal fans of prog metal can’t go two years without a dose of their Dream Theater. The timeless group returns to Israel for a fourth time for a festive evening dedicated solely to them. Warm-up acts include the British band Tesseract, the Swedish-American band Soen, the Israeli prog/fusion artist Yossi Sassi and his instrumental combo Artland.

For more information: dreamfest-2019.co.il

Jon Bon Jovi.
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Tears for Fears

July 23, Menorah Mivtachim Hall, Tel Aviv

After an impressive sold-out show that left the audience trembling on its feet, Tears for Fears is returning to Israel. In spite of the fact that they released their last album in 2004, the band continues to travel the world on their “Rule the World” tour.

For more information: *2207, www.facebook.com/TFF.TLV2017

Ozuna

July 24, Live Park Rishon LeZion

This Latin prince of reggaeton will make your ears bleed from all the repeats. Ozuna has also worked with J Balvin, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Selena Gomez, Icon and others, and all this before reaching the age of 28.

For more information: www.tmisrael.co.il

Bon Jovi

July 25, Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv

After they melted the Israeli audience four years ago, Bon Jovi is returning to Israel, where they will end their “This House is for Sale” tour. This will probably be the biggest show of the summer!

For more information: www.bonjovi.com

Joe Jackson

July 28, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv

Forty years of musician Joe Jackson’s work, and quite a few hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” and “Steppin Out.” His latest album, “Fool,” was released in 2019 and we know he still has a lot left in the barrel.

For more information: www.joejackson.com

Pink Martini

July 30 and 31, Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina

12 musicians play in Pink Martini, a small band that keeps retro alive gracefully, and mixes old fashioned pop, jazz, Latin and classical — and all of this in several languages.

For more information: www.zappa-club.co.il; *9080

Lionel Richie.
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Jennifer Lopez

August 1, Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv

We couldn’t believe it, but Ms. J-Lo is indeed opening her ‘It’s My Party’ world tour in Israel! Lopez is one of the most successful artists in the world, with sales of over 75 million albums and a blossoming acting career.

For more information: www.jenniferlopez.com

Yeasayer

August 5, Barby Tel Aviv

One of the more discussed groups on the Indie-Pop scene, Yeasayer is currently on a world tour. This unexpected Brooklyn group loves to draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources, and despite the three members playing together since high school, they succeed in regularly updating their sound.

For more information: www.barby.co.il

Joe Bonamassa

August 22, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv

Joe Bonamassa, the giant of blues guitar, has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Stevie Winwood and Buddy Guy, and has been added to the very distinguished list of the 50 most successful stage artists in the world.

For more information: www.hatarbut.co.il/events

Lionel Richie

September 12, Live Park Rishon LeZion

The legendary singer is coming to Israel for the first time as part of his ‘Hello’ tour. Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards and recognition by the Kennedy Center. Not bad.

For more information: lionelrichie.com

Suede

September 25, Live Park Rishon LeZion

The enduring Brit-Pop group returns to Israel to excite the local audience with its hits. A documentary film about the band called “Suede: The Insatiable Ones” is just out.

For more information: www.zappa-club.co.il