High security for Subliminal
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-05-03
Londoners are set to get a dose of Hebrew hip-hop and high security when Israeli rap superstar Subliminal and his TACT Allstars come to the capital for their first ever London gig on May 21.
Born Koby Shimoni, the 27-year-old self-styled king of Zionist rap will be in town to promote his latest release Just When You Thought It Was Over which features contributions from former Fugee Wyclef Jean as well as hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. He will also deliver tracks from his previous albums including the 2001 debut - Ha'Or MiZion - The Light from Zion.
Security for the gig will be tight to avoid potential Palestinian protestors from disrupting the night.
On a website promoting the concert, the promoters have not given out any details as to the location and will be directing fans to login to a secure website to get full details.
"For security reasons, this information is only available to ticket holders. The ticket contains all the information you need including a map and address of the venue. We will contact you with login information to view interactive maps and driving directions," the site says.
Tickets cost £35 for standing seats and £70 for 'VIP' balcony. The night is being promoted by J-Events who have been slammed by some fans for charging too much. "£35 is a lot of money and £70 is just crazy, but I guess they must have high overheads for all the security that is needed," one fan told SomethingJewish. "It seems like a rip-off," another added.
But others disagree.
"I'm going to see him, it's not like he comes here every month or every year, so it's going to be special," another fan told SomethingJewish.