( Gulfnews ) - Tel Aviv- Canadian popstar Bryan Adams will headline peace concerts in Israel and the Palestinian territories on the same day, the singer's website said Sunday. The events, scheduled for October 18, are organized by the One Voice movement, which aims to collect 1 million Israeli and
Palestinian signatures to support an end to the conflict based on a two-state solution, a spokesman for the group said.
The group's website said it has exceeded the half-way mark to its goal and hopes the two shows will boost support.
"To get into the shows, which are free, people will have to sign our mandate," said Sefi Kedmi from One Voice's Tel Aviv headquarters. The group also has an office in Ramallah .
Adams will start his concert in the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv and then travel to Jericho in the southern West Bank to complete his act, Kedmi said.
"The concerts show a desire to have a normal life," said Kedmi .
Local Israeli music acts will back up the show in Tel Aviv, and Palestinian groups will play in Jericho.
The One Voice movement has a slew of celebrity supporters including actors Jason Alexander and Dani De Vito, famed boxer Muhammad Ali and Queen Noor of Jordan, as well as Israeli and
Palestinian leaders and stars.
Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger will "bless" the Tel Aviv concert, while Sheikh Taysir al- Tamimi , the Palestinian Authority chief Islamic justice, will do the same at Jericho, a statement from
the group said.
The concerts will be relayed by satellite to London, Ottawa and Washington, where simultaneous events will take place. Adams was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991 and won a Grammy.