Having reached an understanding with the city fathers, who were concerned that her concert was scheduled for the same day as municipal elections, Rihanna will be playing in Tel Aviv after all. This Tuesday, October 22, the pop star will be rocking the Ganei Yehoshua fairground, which has room for tens of thousands of people. Just as well, since the organizers allotted 50,000 tickets for sale.
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Gates to her Diamonds World Tour performance open at 5 P.M., promise the organizers, giving early birds a chance to try to get close to the stage. The show is scheduled to start at 9 P.M.
This is important. If you order tickets online, you will have to pick them up from the company offices ahead of the event. You can't pick them up anywhere at the concert site itself. Make sure you know where to get your ticket.
There are three types of tickets. Standing on the grass costs NIS 369 per person. A seat in one of the two VIP areas will cost NIS 1,380 and the so-called "golden ring" in front of the stage will cost NIS 1,450 per seat. As of writing there were a small number of seats left in the VIP and "golden" areas, and even the lawn was filling up.
Ticketing agents warn that you won't be able to pick up tickets on the day of the concert -- only Sunday and Monday.
The Diamonds concert is Rihanna's second in Israel; the first was three years ago at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa. That's not small either, but her PR people in Israel point out that her career has been explosive in recent years and she needed the biggest venue Israel has: Park Hayarkon.
To buy tickets (Hebrew site): rihanna.kupat.co.il, or search for rihanna-israel-tickets – there are a few options.