Two major concerts in Israel have been canceled, likely due to the unrest in the country over relations between Israelis and Palestinians over the Gaza Strip.
Megadeth’s concert was scheduled for tomorrow (Aug. 6) at the convention center in Tel Aviv, but the band announced its cancellation yesterday (Aug. 4).
“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 canceled,” announced a message on the rockers’ website. “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 expect to return to Tel Aviv on their next international tour.”
Meanwhile, Green’s concert was scheduled for a bit later in the month, Aug. 19, in Independence Park in Jerusalem. It’s been nixed due to, according to the promoter, the current state of Israel plus a mandate that only 1,000 could attend.