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Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel

The boy band has pulled out of their summer concerts due to Operation Protective Edge

By: Ashley Ramnarain

Published: July 21st, 2014 in Culture » Music » News

Following the cancellations of many other artists visiting Israel this summer, the Backstreet Boys have officially called off their three, sold-out summer shows in Israel because of Operation Protective Edge.

The official statement released by the Backstreet Boys team is as follows,

"We are very sorry to inform you that the BSB concerts planned for July 29-30-31 at the Ra'anana Amphitheater have been postponed. This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel and we looked forward to meeting our fans. We're already working with the producers on new dates during spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible. Sending lots of love to everyone."

But there may still be hope that the Backstreet Boys will return again one day… but whether that means next week or next year, no one really knows. Israeli promoter Tal Sherf revealed in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that “all possible efforts” are being made to “announce the new dates as soon as possible.”

“We know many loyal fans of the band in Israel were expecting and very excited about these concerts and we can say that we've been working on new dates for the months of March - April spring 2015. We now join the prayers of the people of Israel for the well-being of our soldiers, may they return home in peace,” explained Tal Sherf.

In the wake of Operation Protective Edge, the cancellation of the Backstreet Boys sold-out concerts had been on the table for nearly two weeks. Other artists such as Neil Young, Paul Anka, Chick Corea and Stanley Clark are a few who have cancelled due to Operation Protective Edge.

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