Despite Roger Waters’ best intentions, it looked like Neil Young had still planned on staging a concert in Tel Aviv this week despite any potential backlash concerning how politically correct of a move it may or not be for Young. That just changed: Neil Young’s camp just announced that the concert will be cancelled due to rising tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.
A spokesperson for Young’s camp said: “It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time. We’ll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace.”
“I will be making donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat”, said Mr. Young, “two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together.”