CHRIS MARTIN performs at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in Manhattan, New York..
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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin spurred rumors of a potential concert in Israel with his surprise arrival Monday to Tel Aviv on a private jet.
Hebrew Israeli media reported that the low-profile visit by the leading vocalist for the popular British band was scheduled until Tuesday.
Among Martin's reasons for visiting was to check the possibility of holding Coldplay's first performance in Israel this coming summer or in the summer of 2018, Channel 2 cited music industry sources as saying.
For years, local producers have offered lucrative deals to entice the seven-time Grammy-winning band to rock out in Israel.
Martin reportedly arrived for the quick trip to the Holy Land this week after performing for the first time in India for Coldplay's current 'A Head Full of Dreams' world tour.
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."
Coldplay - Up&Up