Not content to open her upcoming MDNA world tour in Israel on May 29, pop icon Madonna added an additional show on May 31, under the banner “Concert for Peace.” Both shows will take place at Ramat Gan Stadium, just outside Tel Aviv. According to the organizers over
30,000 tickets to the tour debut in Israel have already been sold with over 2,000 travel packages, including hotel accommodations, for tourists arriving from abroad.
“Music is so universal and if there’s any chance that through my performance I can bring further attention and enlightenment to honor the peace efforts in the Middle East and help people come together, it would be an honor for me. It is my way of thanking those who are making so much effort toward bringing peace to the Middle East,” said Madonna in a statement posted on her fan club website.
Madonna last appeared in Israel in 2009, when she closed her “Sticky and Sweet” tour here. The tour became the second-highest grossing tour of all time with $408 million in receipts. Between two other tour appearances and visits to attend events at the Tel Aviv Kabbala Center, she has been a frequent visitor and pro-Israel advocate. Madonna is one of many great artists coming to Israel this summer including Lady Gaga, Guns n’ Roses and The Scorpians.