Canadian teen heart-throb Justin Bieber will perform in Israel on April 14, 2011. The concert's expected location is Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park.
As reported by Yedioth Ahronoth, seven Israeli producers negotiated with Beiber's representatives. The one who eventually succeeded in striking a deal with the popular singer is producer Marcel Avraham, who was behind the Israel concerts of Elton John, Rod Stewart, Metallica and Leonard Cohen.
The initial plan was to hold the concert at the Ramat Gan Stadium, but the 16-year-old singer's rising popularity promoted the production team to gamble on the Yarkon Park, with the hopes of filling up the grass with 60,000 teenagers.
Bieber began his musical career at the age of 12, when his mother posted clips of cover songs he performed. Last year he released his debut album "My World", which was a huge success. All of the album's songs made it to the Billboard music charts in the United States – a historic achievement in itself.
Bieber's biggest hits were his debut song "One Time", which topped the charts in dozens of countries, and '"Baby", which became the most watched clip on Youtube in July, with more than 360 million views.
The cost of his performance in Israel is estimated at more than $1.5 million.