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Metal band Megadeth, hip-hop star CeeLo Green latest to drop Israel concerts

Published on Aug 6, 2014 12:46 AM
American hip-hop star CeeLo Green performing at Gardens by the Bay in Siingapore in May 2013. He had been due to play his first-ever concert in Israel, on August 19 in Jerusalem. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Thrash metal band Megadeth and hip-hop star CeeLo Green joined a growing list of entertainers Tuesday whose scheduled concerts in Israel have been canceled amid the Gaza crisis.

Los Angeles-based Megadeth was due to play in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, but on its website the group said it wasn’t able to secure a guarantee that it could make it.

“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 expects to return to Tel Aviv on their next international tour,” it said.

Organisers, meanwhile, scrubbed what would have been rapper Green’s first-ever concert in Israel, on August 19 in Jerusalem, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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