Justin Bieber (and his jacuzzi) in Israel for Tel Aviv concert
Bieber's back! International superstar's act mobilizes huge security operation; local pop sensations Static and Ben-El are opening act.
By AMY SPIROPublished: MAY 3, 2017 13:16 Updated: MAY 3, 2017 15:15Advertisement
International sensation Justin Bieber arrived in Israel late Tuesday night ahead of his Wednesday concert in Tel Aviv. The singing superstar, who is performing one night only in Hayarkon Park before heading to Dubai, arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport in his private plane. Bieber, who last performed in Israel in 2011, came with an 115-member entourage - and his own personal jacuzzi - according to concert organizers.While Bieber himself has 15 personal security guards, the organizers said, Israeli police and security guards will be in full force as well for the event, as tens of thousands of fans are expected to attend the show. There are slated to be 1,000 security guards deployed around the park, as well as 250 policemen and 120 medical personnel from MDA.
Local pop stars Static and Ben-El Tavori are set to perform as Bieber's warm-up act Wednesday night. The artists are best known for their songs "Barbie," "Kvish Hahof" and "Zahav."In addition to the tens of thousands of screaming fans, dozens of Israeli celebrities are expected to attend the show. According to concert organizers, the luminaries slated to attend include model and actress Rotem Sela, TV presenter Guy Pines, singer Ivri Lider and celebrity chef Assaf Granit.Bieber's stop in Israel is part of his two-year "Purpose Tour," which includes shows in more than 30 countries worldwide. His 2015 album Purpose spawned multiple No. 1 singles, including "What Do You Mean," "Sorry" and "Love Yourself."Tickets for the show ranged from NIS 395-1195
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