Gaza Op Forces Organizers to Cancel Neil Young's Tel Aviv Gig

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Neil Young performing in Toronto, January 12, 2014.Credit: AP

Organizers have canceled Neil Young's scheduled concert for Thursday, citing inability to provide adequate security for such a mass audience.

"Unfortunately, we are forced to announce that Neil Young and Crazy Horse's concert scheduled for this Thursday in Park Hayarkon has been canceled, in light of the rocket attacks of the recent days and concern for the security of the audience at an event with so many people," promoter Shuki Weiss said in a statement. "Information regarding refunds and the cancelation of tickets will be released in a press statement and ticket offices by Friday."

Young, whose concert was initially announced in January, had resisted calls to boycott Israel. As late as last Friday, Weiss had said the concert would "happen as planned," according to Music Times.

The next musical acts in danger of canceling are Paul Anka, slated to perform July 24, and the Backstreet Boys, scheduled to play three concerts in Ra'anana July 29-31. Later this summer, Megadeth (August 6), America (August 7), Lana Del Rey (August 20) and Lady Gaga (September 13) are also due to play in Israel.

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