We previously reported how Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, is spearheading the movement to prevent musicians from appearing in Israel, even using a fake Gandhi quote as justification.

One of the groups subject to boycott pressure is the Rolling Stones.

In a blow to the boycott movement, Rolling Stones confirm June 4 Israel show:

The Rolling Stones confirmed Tuesday that they will perform in Tel Aviv on June 4 as part of their “14 On Fire” world tour.

“It’s the first time in 35 years that I have no words to describe the enormity of this event,” said producer Shuki Weiss, who has been trying to get the renowned band to Israel for much of his career.

The concert had been rumored for months, but organizers were only able to announce the official confirmation at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

“This is a historic moment,” said Weiss, who has produced many of Israel’s largest concerts. “It’s a huge honor to bring the Rolling Stones to Israel, an honor for the country, the citizens, and mostly for the fans who have waited for this moment.”

The Stones join a long list of artists who have resisted pressure, including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Whether you are a fan or not, you should thank them for standing up against the haters.

This also would be a good time to support Neil Young against the haters.