Cee Lo Green and Megadeth Both Cancel Planned Israel Concerts
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.05.2014
For obvious reasons...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Cee Lo Green and Megadeth have both canceled planned concerts in Israel. This follows previous cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Paul Anka and the Backstreet Boys. Green's concert was set to take place on August 19 and would have included a performance in Jerusalem's Independence Park.
Israeli show promoter Carmi D. Wurtman said: "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."
Wurtman also said that they are hoping to reschedule for late October or early November. Megadeth had a concert set for Wednesday at the convention center in Tel Aviv. While Dave Mustaine told local Israeli media that the concert would happen, they announced last night they were canceling the show.
Megadeth wrote on their official website: "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 cancelled. 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."
The security problems from Operation Protective Edge during the past month have led to several cancellations. Hadera River Park's BoomBox Festival was also rescheduled to a currently unknown date. It was originally planned for August 14 and had Wyclef Jean as a headliner.