With the Israeli-Palestine conflict waging on, music fans in Tel Aviv will undoubtedly be disappointed to learn that ’90s alt-rockers the [lastfm]Pixies[/lastfm] canceled “with great regret” their performance scheduled June 9 in the Israeli city.
More details, including U.S. tour dates, in 3…2…1…
While the band’s Tel Aviv promoter did not specify the reason for the cancellation, but organizer’s theorize their decision is related to Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which killed nine pro-Palestinian activists.
This isn’t the first time musicians have cancelled performances in Tel Aviv due to political conflict in Israel. [lastfm]Gorillaz Sound System[/lastfm] and Klaxons have also canceled playing the Pic.Nic festival, where the Pixies were scheduled to headline the second night, and new wave rocker [lastfm]Elvis Costello[/lastfm] recently canceled a concert to protest Israeli policies.
So if you get to see the Pixies, or any other mind-blowing band, this summer, don’t forget to live it up and love it, because not everyone gets a break from the hate of the world to kick back some beers and rock out.
U.S. tour dates for the Pixies below:
- Tue 09/07/10 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
- Fri 09/10/10 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
- Mon 09/13/10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
- Fri 09/17/10 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
- Sat 09/18/10 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
- Sun 09/19/10 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
- Mon 09/20/10 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
- Wed 09/22/10 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
- Fri 09/24/10 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
- Sat 09/25/10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
- Sun 09/26/10 – La Jolla, CA – RIMAC Arena
Reminisce and sing with classic Pixies’ track, “Where is My Mind?”