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.
Make the boycott go up in Pixie dustFrom a whisper
to a scream
Before the raid on the ship, British rock icon Elvis Costello' canceled a show
, generating a lot of publicity and anger in Israel,
the latest pull-outs were received with more resignation.
The producer issued the following statement purporting to come from the
"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.