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Perry Farrell Taking Lollapalooza To Israel In 2013

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Having already successfully taken the current incarnation of his enormously popular Lollapalooza concert to Chile and Brazil, Jane’s Addiction frontman and festival founder Perry Farrell has announced that the event will be expanding to Tel Aviv, Israel in 2013.

“When I was (in Tel Aviv) last year, I saw an international music community that knew all about the music that we all listen to, and the artists weren’t traveling there,” Farrell said in a recent video interview. “It was an opportunity for us.”

Lollapalooza Tel Aviv is scheduled to take place August 20-22 in Yarkon Park, which is close to the city’s bustling downtown area. Farrell was quick to point out the benefits of the specific locale.

“Like Chicago, it’s gotta be close in proximity to hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In Tel Aviv, you’ve got all the hotels right on the beach, and man let me tell you – it’s sexy,” Farrell enthused.  ”There’s no curfew. Talk about an after-party! And they love to dance. They have their parties right on the beach, so you can be in the water rocking out.”

Get more information and updates on Lollapalooza’s journey to Israel on the official English-language website.

–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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