Singer Lana Del Rey is the latest in a list of high-profile performers to postpone her scheduled performance in Israel, following the fighting that continues in the Gaza strip. Fans will remember that she was supposed to play her first-ever gig in Israel at Exhibition Ground in Tel Aviv on August 20. However, in a sudden move it has been announced that the show has been cancelled.
Del Rey joins CeeLo Green and Megadeth in the growing list of artists who have cancelled their shows due to the dangers rising each day in this Israel-Palestine war. Hopefully, sooner than later, some sort of resolve will be found, though in this current time it sure doesn’t seem like it.
Thrash metal band Megadeth and hip hop star CeeLo Green joined a growing list of entertainers Tuesday whose scheduled concerts in Israel have been canceled amid the Gaza crisis.
Los Angeles-based Megadeth was due to play in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, but on its website the group said it wasn’t able to secure a guarantee that it could make it.
Backstreet Boys have also cancelled their shows in Israel. The reunited Orlando, Florida based boyband had three sold out dates scheduled for the end of July, but have called off the shows as a result of the Gaza conflict.
The BSB cancellation follows in the wake of numerous other scrubbed shows cancelled due to increased violence. Israel has hosted a number of high profile acts this summer, including The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake. But escalating violence over the past two weeks has caused the recent cancellations of shows by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Canadian crooner Paul Anka, veteran folk-rock band America, psychedelic rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre and jazz musicians Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke.