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`Pixies` cancel Tel-Aviv show


By JPOST.COM STAFF
06/06/2010
http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Music/Article.aspx?id=177615


More raid fall-out. `Klaxons` and `Gorillaz` canceled earlier in week.


Shuki Weiss, the producer of the upcoming concert by the `Pixies`, an American alternative rock band, announced on Sunday that the band had canceled its Wednesday June 9 performance in Tel-Aviv.

The latest cancellation follows earlier cancellations by the `Klaxons` and `Gorillaz` following the killing of 9 Turks, when the Navy boarded ships belong to the Gaza-bound flotilla on Monday.

Before the raid on the ship, `Elvis Costello` canceled a show, a cancellation which generated a lot of publicity, and anger in Israel, however the latest cancellations are being taken with more resignation.
The producer issued the following statement purporting to come from the band:

`The decision was not reached easily, and we all know well the Israeli fans have been waiting for this visit for far too long.

We`d like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us.

We can only hope for better days, in which we will finally present the long awaited visit of the Pixies in Israel.`

There was no reference to the cancellation on the band`s website and details of the concert remain on the site.

The producer`s announcement said that refunds would be available from points of sale as of Monday morning.

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