Rock veterans Manfred Mann, Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward announce Israel shows

The pop group will be returning to Israel after an 11-year absence.

June 15, 2015 10:25
Manfred Mann's Earth Band visits Israel

Manfred Mann's Earth Band visits Israel. (photo credit: PR)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, a 1960s pop group that transitioned toward progressive rock in the 1970s will be returning to Israel after an 11-year absence. The show will take place at Wohl Amphitheater in Tel Aviv on September 21.

Formed by South African keyboardist Manfred Mann (born Manfred Leibovitz), the group was one of the most popular acts of the British Invasion, with hits like their cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mighty Quinn”, “Pretty Flamingo” and “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”. The band’s second incarnation in the 1970s saw them score hits with elongated rendition of two Bruce Springsteen songs – “Spirit In The Night” and “Blinded By The Light.” 

Mann is still leading the group, joined by longtime member Mick Rodgers, and three relative youngsters.

A little more than a month later, on October 24, Justin Hayward, the voice of the Moody Blues, will be making his Israel debut at the same venue. One of the most successful British bands of the 1960s and ‘70s, the Moody Blues released a series of landmark albums including In Search of the Lost Chord, Days of Future Past and A Question of Balance that placed them at the pinnacle of the rock world.

Most of the tunes were written and sung by guitarist Hayward, who has continued to perform both with the group and on his own in the ensuing decades.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

May 20, 2019
High Court rules archaeologists' identities and digs in West Bank remain undisclosed