Aviv Geffen to open for U2

Israeli rock musician chosen to warm up legendary Irish band during mega concert in Athens’ Olympic stadium

Israeli musician Aviv Geffen will be the opening act for legendary Irish rock band U2, which will perform at the Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece on September 3.

Geffen will join forces with acclaimed band SnowPatrol, and the two acts will warm up the crowd before Bono and his friends take the stage.


On Thursday, Geffen published a confirmation on his MySpace page. “We are proud to announce Aviv Geffen will open for U2 on September 3, 2010 on their ‘360’ Tour at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece! Doors will open 5.15 pm, please find more info, directions and ticket links on the event page,” read the statement.


This is probably Geffen’s biggest career move in the international arena. The artist released his first album in English last year, and began touring Europe as a solo artist, and not as part of the Blackfield Duo, which Geffen started along with British musician Steven Wilson –lead singer of Porcupine Tree.