YNetNewsin mukaan israelilaiset musiikkivaikuttajat ovat tarjonneet Britneylle 2,5 miljoonaa dollaria, jotta saisivat hänet esiintymään Tel Aviviin. Maa on aiemmin saanut Robbie Williamsin ja Kaney Westin konsertoimaan tarjoamalla heille 1,5 miljoonaa ja 800 000 dollaria, ja tuottajat uskovatkin, ettei Britneyn tiimi voi vastustaa noin isoa summaa. Artikkelissa oletuksena on, että Britney lähtee maailmankiertueelle promoamaan uutta albumiaan, mutta siltä ei kyllä tällä hetkellä näytä. Ainakin vanhassa sopimuksessa ilmeisesti sanottiin, ettei hän saa esiintyä muualla kuin Vegasissa.
The battle between Israeli producers over a possible Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv is heating up, boosting the chances that the eternal “princess of pop” will indeed arrive in Israel next summer.
But Britney may not be alone. The “queen of pop,” Madonna, is also in initial talks with several producers in the Israeli market.
Back to Spears. As first reported by Yedioth Ahronoth, for the first time in her career her people are holding serious talks for a concert in Israel. At least three groups of Israeli producers have entered the pricing stage, assuming that the singer will indeed embark on a new European tour to promote her next album.
Sources in the industry expect the producers’ competition to end in a signed contract very soon. “The current price quotation has already reached $2.5 million,” says a producer involved in the talks. “I will be very surprised if Britney’s people fail to sign the contract soon. It would be very hard to say no to such a sum.”
British pop star Robbie Williams came to Israel last May for about $1.5 million, and American rapper Kanye West performed in the country for about $800,000. An offer of $2.5 million indicates that the Israeli producers believe a Britney Spears concert will draw at least 40,000 people.
Meanwhile, Spears is working on her next album, and over the weekend she welcomed two interesting guests to her Planet Hollywood show in Las Vegas: Beyonce and Jay Z. British singing sensation Adele mentioned recently that she would love to see Spears’ Vegas show, and Spears responded by offering to trade two tickets to her show for two tickets to Adele’s show.