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Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:55 am
by sharon.e
Israel, August 2nd, 2009: All 47,000 tickets to the September 24th concert were sold within 19 hours of opening the public sale. You can only imagine the madness over the phones, sale website and endless lines outside the ticket office in Tel Aviv’s infamous August heat.
First, I’d like to extend huge thanks to Jarkko and all the people at AEG and production team for making this dream come true (and the pre-sale possible!).
Congratulations to all the happy people who succeeded in buying tickets and I hope that the ones that didn’t will be able to buy them second hand, not from sculpers.

I know that people from abroad are planning to come to Israel for this special concert. I hope that those of you who are planning to do so, also plan to take a few days to tour our beautiful country, especially if it’s their first visit here. The concert is taking place during the Jewish High-Holidays, a special time in Israel, between Jewish New Year’s and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – just think about “Who by fire” in the stadium, and get goosebumps from now.

This message is to encourage you to explore Israel, learn more about it. I, and I am sure that other Israeli members of the forum, would love to help you with tips, advices and any questions you may have.
Looking forward to welcoming you here and see you all at the concert.

--Sharon

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:19 am
by MaryB
sharon.e,

What a lovely post and welcome to all who will be attending the Israel concert. I myself would like to extend my welcome to you on becoming a member of this forum. I hope you will remain an active member here and am truly looking forward to reading your review of the concert.

Best regards,
Mary

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:31 am
by sharon.e
Thanks Mary!

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:38 am
by Womanfromaroom
Sharon,

Thanks so much for your kind words, I am sure they will be widely appreciated on this forum!
I would just love to be with you people for this extra-special concert, unfortunately, it is not possible this time...
Anyway, enjoy every bit of it!
Best wishes and warm regards from
Ann-Kristin

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:15 am
by yaniv297
I second the OP, we welcome all of you to Israel and hope you take your time to tour the country a bit...
Welcome :-)

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:36 pm
by omri_rt
I'd like to join this generous welcoming.

All of you international fans who are coming to Israel for the concert, PLEASE, feel free to ask for suggestions or anything else you'd like.
You are more than welcome to contact me through e-mail and private messages and I'd be glad to help and share my knowledge about Israel and things to do while staying here.

Looking forward to welcome you all in Israel!

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:18 pm
by sharon.e
Thanks Ann-Kristin and my Israeli fellow members,
We'll do our best to give you the look and feel of what is surely going to be a very unique evening.

sunshine greetings 8)

Israel Concert sells out in under 24 hours

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:30 pm
by honeyrose
Leonard Cohen's concert in Israel has sold out in less than a day.

The 47,000 tickets for the September 24 concert at a stadium near Tel Aviv - to benefit Palestinian and Israeli peace groups - went on sale at 8.30 on Saturday evening, and by Sunday afternoon they were all gone, ticket agent Avi Messing told Israel's Channel 2 TV.

"All of Israel is coming to watch Leonard Cohen. It's really great," Messing said.

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:20 am
by AyalaBE
Where does one find second hand tickets in Israel? After months of waiting and watching for them to go on sale, I was in Ireland on the day it happened, and missed it! :(

Am an olah chadasha, so don't have a clue where to begin looking for them...


Ayala

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:26 pm
by gever27
hey ayala.unless you want to buy from scalpers in yad2 and homelss web sites,i can
suggest you to go to leonard cohen's israeli fan club-you will have to pay 84 shekels
to register to the fan club and as a fan club member you will be able to buy a ticket
that reserved only for the fan club members.

the address is :http://leonard.co.il
i'm also will join the fan club soon in order to get myself a ticket.

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:53 pm
by AyalaBE
Thanks for the suggestion , I get emails from the fan club but didn't realise they had tickets.

Anyway, some more tickets went on sale - they moved a sound tower and that freed up 1000 more seats - it was reported on Haaretz. So we got tickets! I just checked and there are still some tickets available on the vendors website http://www.leaan.co.il
:D :D :D :) :) 8) 8)

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:43 am
by HarajukuGirl
I myself set hours in front the computer until I finally got my ticket. Does anyone knows if there is rides to the concert?

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:42 pm
by AyalaBE
Good question... I wonder if there are any coaches going from Jerusalem?

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:26 pm
by gever27
HarajukuGirl wrote:I myself set hours in front the computer until I finally got my ticket. Does anyone knows if there is rides to the concert?
hey,as much as i know,there are no rides to the concert.
i can suggest you to come by train to "bney-brak" station and from the station there is a 5-10 minutes of walking.

Re: Tel Aviv Concert - Welcoming you to Israel

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:05 am
by Mazal
Apparently it's easy to get there by train and there will be extra trains after the concert is finished - see the Rakevet Israel website (in Hebrew):

http://www.rail.co.il/HE/Fun/Events/Pag ... Cohen.aspx

The homepage in English doesn't mention the information above, but can be useful when planning your journey: http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Shana tova and enjoy the concert!
...wishing I could join you, but happy to have seen LC 3 times ;-)