Roger Waters lobbies fellow rocker Alan Parsons to cancel Tel Aviv gig - without success

Parsons rebuffed Waters, tweeting that he was “happy to be in Tel Aviv.”

February 9, 2015 12:33
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British rock stars Alan Parsons (L) and Roger Waters

British rock stars Alan Parsons (L) and Roger Waters. (photo credit: FACEBOOK,REUTERS)


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Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters unsuccessfully lobbied fellow British rocker Alan Parsons to cancel his planned Tel Aviv concert in the name of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Waters, who has been the most vocal artist in recent years advocating for a cultural boycott of Israel as a means of protesting its policies over the Green Line, posted a note he sent to Parsons on his Facebook account.

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“While I know you don’t want to disappoint your fans by canceling this gig, you would be sending a powerful message to them and the world by doing so,” Water wrote to Parsons.

Parsons rebuffed Waters, tweeting that he was “happy to be in Tel Aviv.”

Parsons once worked as an engineer on the iconic Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon. He would go on to achieve enormous success with his own group, The Alan Parsons Project.

Parsons' Tel Aviv show is scheduled for Tuesday at Nokia Arena.

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