American pop diva to give small 'greatest hits' concert in Rishon Lezion on her way back from Europe.
Less than two months after an eventful visit, American pop diva Mariah Carey is due to return.
According to Israel Hayom, Carey will play Israel in August, performing at the Amphi-Park in Rishon LeZion in front of 10,000 fans.
The event is expected to be far smaller than her usual fare, and Carey will give a 'greatest hits' concert of fan favorites from across her music career.
Carey will stop by on her way back from a tour in Europe, it added.
The concert is not part of a worldwide tour as Carey is currently in residence at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace. “She was excited about Israel and was happy to come and perform here, and we were able to meet her and arrange this,” says the organizer of the concert, quoted by The Times of Israel.
The tickets are cheaper than usual, starting at NIS 249, for an international star in order to “really allow all of the State of Israel to come to the concert,” the organizers say. “A lot of Israelis are crazy about her and this allows them to see her.”
“Shalom Israel, I will be coming to see you live on August 18, so come to see me! Shalom, ” said Carey in a special message to her Israeli fans.
Mariah Carey visited Israel in June on a "pre-engagement trip" with her boyfriend, entrepreneur James Packer, the fourth-richest person in Australia and a staunch supporter of Israel.
During her stay, she stopped at the Western Wall (Kotel), visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Dead Sea, and met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah. (INN)