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January 30, 2017 12:18 pm

British Band Duran Duran, Canada’s Bryan Adams, Australian Nick Cave to Perform in Israel in Coming Months

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Duran Duran. Photo: Duranduranmusic.com.

Duran Duran. Photo: Duranduranmusic.com.

The British band Duran Duran will be performing in Israel this summer, preceded in March by Canadian singer Bryan Adams, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Monday.

In addition, according to the blog Israellycool, UK-based Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has announced he will be performing in the Jewish state for the first time since 1998. In 2014, Cave reportedly declared support for activists who broke into an Israeli-owned weapons factory in the English county of Staffordshire.

Duran Duran — formed in Birmingham in 1978 —  was scheduled to appear in Israel in 2011, but it canceled that trip, in addition to the rest of its European tour that year, due to problems with lead singer Simon Le Bon’s vocal cords.

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Among the new wave and synthpop group’s best-known hits are: “Is There Something I Should Know?” “Save a Prayer,” “Rio,” Girls on Film,”  and “Paper Gods.” The band is made up of Le Bon, bass guitarist John Taylor, Keyboardist Nick Rhodes, and drummer Roger Taylor.

Adams, who is also a philanthropist and political activist, raised money at a benefit in London for Palestinian refugee children in 2006. In 2007, he was slated to perform in Tel Aviv and Jericho, as part of the OneVoice Movement concert series, to help solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the concert was called off due to security concerns.

He is known for hits like “Run to You,” “Summer of ’69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”

Cave, who is also an author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, is best known as the the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His hit songs include “As I Sat Sadly by Her Side” and “Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow.”

These are among a number of other major musical acts set to perform in Israel in 2017, among them iconic American rock band Aerosmith and pop sensation Justin Bieber. As The Algemeiner has reported, this in spite of repeated efforts to boycott the Jewish state spearheaded by industry heavyweight Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame.

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  • Lia

    Not one of them is a favourite of mine, but they are brave people and I hope Israelis support them wholeheartedly.

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