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Lana Del Rey latest to postpone Israel show

Published on Aug 11, 2014 11:21 PM
 
US singer Lana Del Rey interacts with her guitarist as she performs at Britain's Glastonbury Festival on June 28, 2014. Del Ray is the latest Western musician to call off a concert in Israel as security fears from the Gaza conflict take a toll on the entertainment industry. -- PHOTO:  AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Lana Del Rey has become the latest Western musician to call off a concert in Israel as security fears from the Gaza conflict take a toll on the entertainment industry.

The US pop balladeer, whose latest album Ultraviolence debuted at No. 1 on the US charts, had been scheduled to play her first concert in Israel at Tel Aviv's Nokia Arena on August 20.

But the date was no longer on her website. Her opening act, Iowa-born singer-songwriter Max Jury, tweeted over the weekend that "unfortunately" the show with Del Rey "has been postponed" but that it would be rescheduled.

A representative for Del Rey did not immediately answer a request for comment.

 
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