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'Pixies' cancel Tel-Aviv show (More musicians cancelling concerts in Israel)
Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/07/2010

Posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Raid fall-out continues, after 'Klaxons,' 'Gorillaz' also pull out.

US alternative rock bank the 'Pixies' canceled their June 9 Tel Aviv show on Sunday, producer Shuki Weiss announced.

The decision followed earlier cancellations by the 'Klaxons' and 'Gorillaz' following the death of nine Turks, when the Navy boarded ships belong to the Gaza-bound flotilla on Monday.

Before the raid on the ship, British rock icon Elvis Costello' canceled a show, generating a lot of publicity and anger in Israel, however the latest pull-outs were received with more resignation. The producer issued the following statement purporting to come from the band:

"The decision was not reached easily, and we all know well the Israeli fans have been waiting for this visit for far too long.

We'd like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us.

We can only hope for better days, in which we will finally present the long awaited visit of the Pixies in Israel."

There was no reference to the cancellation on the band's website and details of the concert remain on the site.

The producer's announcement said that refunds would be available from points of sale as of Monday morning.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancellation; concert; flotilla; israel

1 posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh my goodness, my heart would be entirely broken if Gorillaz didn’t show up...


2 posted on 06/07/2010 7:54:08 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There goes your man....


3 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:06 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: struggle

I recently rediscovered the Pixies. Forgot how much I love ‘em!


4 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure the Pixies led by Kim Deal who have not been relevant since the early 90’s, will do so much economic damage by not preforming in front of 20 people at a remote kibbutz.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: SeekAndFind

Never heard of any of these one hit wonders ...


6 posted on 06/07/2010 7:57:32 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: ottbmare

Offer the pixies some heroin. They’ll be there.


7 posted on 06/07/2010 7:57:40 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind
Pixies cancel show, signalling the start of Armegeddon.

8 posted on 06/07/2010 7:58:39 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: babble-on


Who cares ...
9 posted on 06/07/2010 7:59:57 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Xenalyte

Ted Nuggent should go play all the canceled dates along with the Lt. Dan Band.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 8:00:21 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: SeekAndFind

Bet Ted Nugent would play.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 8:00:30 AM PDT by Leg Olam
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh. The huge Manatee.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 8:02:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SeekAndFind

They can take their crap music and put it where the moon don’t shine. Israel has more important things to worry about, like the safety of her citizens. We live in a twisted World when the would-be killers become the victims.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 8:05:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Forty years of electing leftist fools to Congress have culminated in Nancy Pelosi.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I have no idea who these dead beats are, but there is only two reason they canceled..One they are scared to be there,two they are showing the Jews who they are supporting and it will not be them...Some one should really find out what they can celled for..If it is the later then they should be boycotted by all Americans..

I'll go to Israel if they let me take my gun..I have always wanted to visit the place where my Saviors will return..

14 posted on 06/07/2010 8:09:38 AM PDT by PLD (be)
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To: SeekAndFind
More entertainers going public with their antisemitic views, following the lead of their liberal leaders.

What we're witnessing is one of the main reasons the “Anti-Iraq War” movement became as popular as it did.

15 posted on 06/07/2010 8:10:36 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: evets

Aren’t pictures fun? Now I know what clueless looks like.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a ‘win-win’ scenario.


17 posted on 06/07/2010 8:12:45 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: SeekAndFind

PTA meetings probably draw bigger crowds than The Pixies.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 8:15:52 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That sucks. Gorillaz is awesome. As a person who detests hip-hop, their work is outstanding nonetheless.


19 posted on 06/07/2010 8:16:47 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: SeekAndFind

As much as I like Elvis Costello’s music I have a hard time listening to him without thinking about what a total putz he is.


20 posted on 06/07/2010 8:17:05 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: ottbmare

“Oh my goodness, my heart would be entirely broken if Gorillaz didn’t show up...”

Godzilla?

Maybe Rodan or Mothra can show up....

How about Megalon, Orga, Gigan, Hedorah?


21 posted on 06/07/2010 8:22:25 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: SeekAndFind

What does “circumstances beyound our control” mean.
Is that PC for I’m not coming because of the ship issue or is someone else pulling their strings.


22 posted on 06/07/2010 8:22:32 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perilous time in our world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Israli government should send their regrets that the band cannot appear, but that they understand that the attempts to run their blockade may result in Hamas resuming their smuggling of arms into Gaza and resuming rocket attacks on the Israeli civilian population, and that the venue would present an attractive target for suicide bombers.


23 posted on 06/07/2010 8:23:01 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I am a huge Pixies fan, politics aside, and have seen them numerous times including last November and the venue was sold out. Smaller venue, ~4k capacity.

Of course, they are a local band so they probably draw better in Boston.


24 posted on 06/07/2010 8:34:46 AM PDT by ArmedConservative (Visualize No Liberals!)
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To: popdonnelly

Maybe these arteests can book some performances in Turkey, Syria or even Iran.


25 posted on 06/07/2010 8:41:00 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gorillaz aren't even a real band. They're a cartoon music group.

This is like Josie and the Pussycats canceling concerts in Israel.

26 posted on 06/07/2010 8:41:33 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Frantzie

These groups that cancelled all sound like the kind I’d pay cash to avoid hearing.


27 posted on 06/07/2010 8:42:42 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind
S**t oh dear. The good folks of Tel Aviv won’t get their live dose of “Monkey Gone To Heaven” and “Here Comes Your Man”. How will they ever manage?

And on the Gorillaz cancellation...just the musicians, or are the cartoon characters bailing out as well?

28 posted on 06/07/2010 8:48:33 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SeekAndFind

No Pixies in Israel? This is the absolute last straw...my life has become meaningless. I just can’t go on anymore.


29 posted on 06/07/2010 8:54:29 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I must be behind the times - I don’t know who the heck any of these bands are. Wouldn’t care one way or the other if they showed up.


30 posted on 06/07/2010 8:56:17 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody

You aren’t into ALT-ROCK or HIP HOP are you ?


31 posted on 06/07/2010 9:01:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
You aren’t into ALT-ROCK or HIP HOP are you ?

No, I'm too old for that. It's all noise to me. :)

32 posted on 06/07/2010 9:05:41 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I honestly didn’t know The Pixies were still around.


33 posted on 06/07/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: SeekAndFind

eff the Pixies

more Gen X crap music....Radiohead...too

just meterosexual garbage


34 posted on 06/07/2010 9:18:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (No mosque at ground zero....are these NYers totally nuts?...what would wake them up?)
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To: ArmedConservative
I am a huge fan too and have been since the early 80s. I have enjoyed Frank Black's music as well through his various incarnations. The Pixies are technically a local Boston band but have a worldwide following, and I can attest that they are capable of drawing that size crowd probably anywhere in the world. They certainly can in Chicago.

Without knowing why they are withdrawing in this case, I would say that it seems unlikely that if they are truly anti-semetic that they would have scheduled the concert in the first place.

35 posted on 06/07/2010 9:24:45 AM PDT by Wolverine83
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To: Wolverine83

I am also a huge Pixies fan.

For those of you who don’t know who the Pixies are, they are one of the more under-rated but highly influencial alt bands. They are the pioneers of the LOUD-quiet-LOUD sound that made bands like Nirvana huge.

I can understand why perhaps some of the older members wouldn’t recognize them, but they really are a great band. Frank Black (aka Black Francis) went on to have a great solo career, and Kim Deal (the bass player) founded the Amps and the Breeders.

I would strongly agree that they would not be anti-semetic if they offered to play the gig in the first place. Great band, and great “people” from what I’ve read about them.


36 posted on 06/07/2010 10:36:24 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: ottbmare

“Oh my goodness, my heart would be entirely broken if Gorillaz didn’t show up...

Aye I like him a lot, its sad that they need to play politcs too :(

What’s wrong with entertainers...shut up and entertain, leave politics to someone else.


37 posted on 06/07/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by battousai (The mainstream media; as honest as the French are clean.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Klaxons, Gorillaz, Pixies, Elvis Costello... oh no, can the culture take the hit?


38 posted on 06/07/2010 5:52:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Scythian

Now I may not be the biggest mod-rock fan, but calling the Pixies “one hit wonders” is like calling Elvis a “flash in the pan.”

Not only did they have a fruitful career, but Kim Deihl and Frank Black both had some killer solo work.


39 posted on 06/08/2010 8:07:38 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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