Rock group Coldplay to perform in Israel

The band is due to play two shows in November to a mixed Israeli and Palestinian audience.

January 9, 2017 21:39

Musician Jonny Buckland (L) and singer Chris Martin of Coldplay perform at the Rose Bowl on August 20, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (photo credit: KEVIN WINTER / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

After months of rumors, it turns out that British rock group Coldplay is indeed coming to Israel.

According to a report by Israel's Channel 2 on Monday, the band will play two shows this coming November 3 and 4.

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It will mark the first time the band has played in Israel and will be part of special "human rights" concert dedicated to peace.

The shows will also stand out for comprising an audience of both Israelis and Palestinians. Tickets to the show will also be sold through Palestinian ticket outlets.

For years, local producers have offered lucrative deals to entice the seven-time Grammy-winning band to rock out in Israel.

The band's frontman Chris Martin arrived for the quick trip to the Holy Land in November, sparking rumors of a potential upcoming performance in Israel.

The April release of Coldplay's video for it's single "Up&Up" gained local notoriety as it was directed by the Israeli creative duo Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia.

Martin has spoken highly of the video, referring to it as "one of the best videos...ever made."

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