OneRepublic, the US pop rock band responsible for a slew of No. 1 hits, played its first-ever Israeli concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday night to 20,000 adoring fans – and vowed it wouldn’t be their last.
Front man and songwriter Ryan Tedder kept the crowd dancing to the group’s infectious music – and applauding his support for the Jewish state.
“I know a lot of acts cancel on you and I think it’s kind of bullshit,” he said to a resounding cheer at Hayarkon Park. “I don’t know if it’s the way we were raised, but we don’t take sides.