Skip to comments.'Pixies' cancel Tel-Aviv show (More musicians cancelling concerts in Israel)
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.
Oh my goodness, my heart would be entirely broken if Gorillaz didn’t show up...
There goes your man....
I recently rediscovered the Pixies. Forgot how much I love ‘em!
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.
Never heard of any of these one hit wonders ...
Offer the pixies some heroin. They’ll be there.
Ted Nuggent should go play all the canceled dates along with the Lt. Dan Band.
Bet Ted Nugent would play.
Oh. The huge Manatee.
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.
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..
What we're witnessing is one of the main reasons the “Anti-Iraq War” movement became as popular as it did.
Aren’t pictures fun? Now I know what clueless looks like.
Sounds like a ‘win-win’ scenario.
PTA meetings probably draw bigger crowds than The Pixies.
That sucks. Gorillaz is awesome. As a person who detests hip-hop, their work is outstanding nonetheless.
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.