Friendship First Concert

Friendship First Concert

Tel Aviv

Ganey Yehoshua Park,
Tel Aviv-Yafo,

Tour Information

43 years after being banned by the Israeli government, Paul McCartney played the ‘Friendship First’ concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Thursday 25th September 2008, marking the first time he'd played in the Middle Eastern country. This was in keeping with a series of special one-off shows that Paul performed that year in places he had never visited before. Paul holds true the key principles of friendship – that of loyalty and respect – and the ‘Friendship First’ concert was an opportunity for people to celebrate these values while having a memorable night of fun and rock n’ roll. Looking ahead to his first trip to Tel Aviv, Paul said at the time, “I’ve heard so many great things about Tel Aviv and Israel, but hearing is one thing and experiencing it for yourself is another. We are planning to have a great time and a great evening with the people of Tel Aviv and we can’t wait to get out there and rock.”


Photo of Paul McCartney playing guitar used for Freshen Up Tour


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