According to reports Justin Bieber earned $1 million for his first performance in Tel Aviv on April 14. .
The Hollywood Reported reports that the 17-year-old singer entertained about 24,000 fans at his concert in Hayarkon Park, but promoters were hoping for 35,000 attendees.
“They overpaid and did not market it right,” Israeli promoter Shuki Weiss told the Hollywood Reporter. “I think it’s important for every artist to come to Israel, but you need to know your crowd.”
The Israeli tween fans were certainly enthusiastic – one girl brought a chuppah (traditional Jewish wedding canopy) to the concert. But the show was far from sold out, the promoters even offered free entry to parents when ticket sales were sluggish.
After the concert, Bieber visited Jerusalem’s Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites. Bieber wrote about seeing the city on Twitter.
“Last night after the show I was able to see Jerusalem… really incredible experience. thank you for those who helped make it happen.Got to see the wall and the tunnels and even a sacred bath that Jesus could have bathed in. Incredible.”