Radiohead Announces Summer Concert in Israel

Thom Yorke of Radiohead
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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Zilker Park on Sept. 30, 2016 in Austin, Texas. 

Radiohead is returning to Israel.

The legendary British alternative rock outfit will play Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv on July 19 for what will be their fourth show in the market.  

It’s been a long time coming. Radiohead last performed in the capital back in 2000. Promoter Eran Arielli of Naranjah says this summer’s concert marks the first at the venue with no VIP or golden rings in 20 years. Tickets go on sale through Eventim from Wednesday morning.

Radiohead is still working its way around the globe in support of their ninth and most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The album gave the Oxford outfit its sixth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart (peaking at No. 3) and earned a fifth career nomination for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. 

The multiple Grammy-winning band has a deep connection with Israel. Founding guitarist Jonny Greenwood is married to the Israeli artist Sharona Katan and he has collaborated with Israeli world music composer Shye Ben Tzur.

News of Radiohead’s concert in Israel comes as the world’s biggest concert promote Live Nation announces plans to expand its operations in the Middle East. LN has acquired a majority stake in leading Israeli promoter Bluestone Entertainment and, as part of the arrangement, both parties have partnered on the launch of Ticketmaster Israel.