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Barbra Streisand's first concert in Israel sold out; second show added

April 10, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Barbra Streisand is to perform two concerts in Israel in June.
Barbra Streisand is to perform two concerts in Israel in June. (Israeli Ministry of Tourism )

Singer Barbra Streisand is adding a second concert in Israel this summer after the first one sold out in about a day -- even with tickets priced at $700 each.

This is the first time the 70-year-old singer has gone to Israel to perform, and the engagement comes during the country's 65th anniversary, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism announced Tuesday.

The added show by Streisand, who sang at the Oscars in February, is to be June 22 at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. The first concert will be June 20 at the same location, which seats about 16,000 people.

She is to be joined on stage by a 60-piece orchestra and her son, Jason Gould, sister Roslynd Kind and trumpeter Chris Botti. Before the Israel concerts, Streisand is to perform in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Cologne, Germany.

She also is expected to sing June 18 at a private performance for the 90th birthday of Israeli President Shimon Peres during the annual Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.

Tickets for the June 22 show, priced at $700 each, go on sale at 7 a.m. PDT Thursday at this website

mary.forgione@latimes.com

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