Did you know?: Backstreet Boys cancel concerts in Israel

The shows were scheduled from July 29 to July 31 at the Ra’anana Amphitheater in Tel Aviv.

Ians July 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES: The US band Backstreet Boys has cancelled concerts in Tel Aviv following the growing tension between Israel and Palestine. This was going to be the first time the pop sensation was going to play in Israel.

The shows were scheduled from July 29 to July 31 at the Ra’anana Amphitheater in Tel Aviv and now the band is trying to rebook for next year.

“This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was supposed to be our first visit to Israel and we were looking forward to meeting our fans,” said the band.

In a statement the band said, ‘We now join the prayers of the people of Israel for the well-being of our soldiers, may they return home in peace.’

‘We’re already working with the producers on new dates during Spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible,’ the band added, according to dailymail.co.uk

It is not the first time a pop band has cancelled their concerts, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka have also previously cancelled their shows in the wake of the escalating Middle-East conflict. 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.

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Liam | 9 years ago | Reply

@Shariq: So Israel is committing mass murder in defending itself and warning civilians to leave Gaza, and the Hamas isn't committing any crimes by sending hundreds of rockets through civilian areas in Israel every day?

Shariq | 9 years ago | Reply

Point to be noted is that the band didn't cancel due to the mass murder Israel is committing but because they fear for their own well being. They are the friends of Israel, i quote: "We now join the prayers of the people of Israel..." What a pathetic movie.

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