Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Avicii and Sia to defy BDS with summer Tel Aviv concerts

Published April 3rd, 2016 - 01:14 GMT
Wiz Khalifa aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz, Avicii aka Tim Bergling, and SIa aka Sia Kate Isobelle Furler. (Facebook)
Wiz Khalifa aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz, Avicii aka Tim Bergling, and SIa aka Sia Kate Isobelle Furler. (Facebook)

Israel, get ready to be "under the influence" of Wiz Khalifa.

The American rapper and recording artist announced that he will be performing at Live Park in Rishon Lezion on June 25. 

Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a prominent rap artist with numerous hit songs including "See You Again," which was No. 1 for more than two months this year on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

Tickets for the show are available at wizkhalifa.co.il. This will be the North Dakota native's first-ever appearance in Israel.

Khalifa's show will be one of a number of star attractions set to rock the Holy Land in the coming spring and summer months.

With artists like Elton John, Chris Cornell, Brian Wilson and Simply Red already on the roster, as well as rumored concerts by Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and maybe even The Boss himself, it seem that Israel is gearing up for a summer of old-school music madness.

The latest additions to this star-studded lineup include a few fresher faces that are currently on the pop charts.

International DJ sensation Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, will be returning to Israel on July 22 to perform at Live Park in Rishon Lezion. The 26-year-old Swedish DJ was ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013 and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and once for his song “Levels” in 2013. Some of his other hits include “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “Wake Me Up,” “You Make Me,” “Hey Brother” and “Addicted to You.” His list of musical collaborations also includes Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Santana and Matisyahu.

Australian singer and songwriter Sia will perform her first Israeli concert on August 11 at Rishon Lezion’s Live Park. Before becoming a household name, Sia was active in the music industry for almost two decades, writing songs for the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Celine Dion and Rihanna, for whom she wrote the worldwide number one smash hit “Diamonds.” 

She gained international success with her 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear which featured the hits “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.” She recently released her seventh album, This is Acting, which she co-wrote with Adele.


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