Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cancel Israeli Gig
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.14.2014
Due to security concerns...
Neil Young & Crazy Horse have cancelled a planned Israeli concert due to the country's "current security situation." Pitchfork reports that the band has announced they have canceled the July 17th gig in Tel Aviv, and will return to Israel when the country is at peace with Palestine.
"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time," said the statement. "We'll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace."
Young added, "I will be making donations to both the Louise & Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat, two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together."