Never Gone for Long

Backstreet Boys Tell Israeli Fans to Prepare for Spring 2015

Band member Howie Dorough says in a YouTube message they're sorry the July concerts were canceled.

Reuters

The Backstreets Boys are sorry for canceling their concert in Israel and plan to make it up to their Israeli fans in the spring of next year, the band's Howie Dorough promised in a YouTube message on Sunday.

The American pop vocal group was due to perform three concerts in the Ra'anana Amphitheater on July 29, 30 and 31, but canceled due to security concerns.

"I wanted to reach out to you personally, to tell you we're so sorry for not making the dates in July," Dorough said. "We were really excited to be coming there for the first time."

"But don't worry, we're looking to reschedule the dates," he said, adding that the group is hoping to perform in Israel sometime in spring 2015. "Once we get all the details and dates, we'll let you know," he said.   

The summer's fighting between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip led to the cancelation of a long list of performances, including those of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Lana Del Rey, Paul Anka, Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke.