Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Megadeth's website said its 6 August gig in Tel Aviv was cancelled because “passage” for the band and its gear could not be “guaranteed”. CeeLo's concert in Jerusalem on August 19 would have been his first in Israel.
A number of other artistes have pulled out of concerts in recent weeks.
CeeLo's promoter in Israel, Carmi Wurtman, said “The artiste 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.”
Other performers who have cancelled concerts recently include veteran singer Neil Young and American boyband Backstreet Boys.