American rock band Bon Jovi is to tour Israel for the first time.
The group, famous for hits including Living on a Prayer and It’s My Life, are to play in Israel next year.
The tour is to mark the release of Bon Jovi’s 11th album, The Circle.
Frontman Jon Bon Jovi revealed the planned concert during an interview with Larry King, the Jewish American television presenter who is leaving his late night CNN chat show Larry King Live this evening, after 25 years interviewing everyone who matters in the public eye.
A dozen anti-Israel protesters interrupted a concert by 1980s punk bank The Fall in Camden on Tuesday evening.
The band, fronted by singer Mark E Smith, is set to perform in Tel Aviv in January 2010. Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) demonstrators calling for The Fall to boycott the date handed out leaflets outside of the Electric Ballroom venue.
On a Facebook page titled “Please don't play for Apartheid Israel” one of the protesters wrote: “The staff on the door at the Electric Ballroom were good.
Amy Winehouse is to return to the stage after nearly two years with a series of concerts in South America early next year.
The Jewish singer, who grew up in north London, will perform four dates in cities around Brazil in January. The American singer Mayer Hawthorne, whose real name is Andrew Mayer Cohen, will support her on the tour.
She will travel with bodyguards including accompanied a former SAS officer in order to ensure her safety while in the country.
Ms Winehouse, 27, is expected to release a new album after the Brazil tour.