Megadeth, Cee Lo Green bow out of Israel shows

"The band was looking forward to this concert and is disappointed they will not be able to put on the show," Megadeth's statement read.

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August 5, 2014 23:09
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Dave Mustaine and Megadeth will perform on August 6 at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Despite the current cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, international artists are still canceling upcoming performances due to the conflict.

American heavy metal giants Megadeth, who have appeared in Israel three times, and whose leader Dave Mustaine repeatedly expressed support for the country during the past month, bowed out of their scheduled Wednesday show at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Center in a last-minute announcement Monday.

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The band posted a statement on its website saying: “Due to an inability to confirm the guaranteed passage of the band and their gear into Tel Aviv in time for the show, the upcoming Megadeth concert, scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014, has been canceled.

The band was looking forward to this concert and is disappointed they will not be able to put on the show for their fans, but expects to return to Tel Aviv on their next international tour.”

Also on Monday, promoters of an August 19 show in Jerusalem by hip hop singer and former The Voice judge Cee Lo Green announced its cancellation.

Carmi Whurtman of 2b Vibes, which was producing the show, posted on his Facebook page that the decision was his and not that of Green’s management.

“The artist and his crew really wanted to come, but unfortunately we were the ones who had to postpone it because this is not the right time to advertise and push a concert and also because Israel Defense Forces’ regional Home Front Command allows gathering of up to a thousand people only,” he wrote.


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