American rock band the Pixies, which was scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv this Wednesday, has called off its concert following the deadly Navy raid
on a Gaza-bound vessel and the international criticism
sparked by the incident.
The concert's producers in Israel
received the following message from the band's management on Sunday morning: "The decision was not reached easily, and we all know well the Israeli fans have been waiting for this visit for far too long.
"We'd like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us. We can only hope for better days, in which we will finally present the long awaited visit of the Pixies in Israel."
Tickets for the concert will be refunded at the points of purchase as of 9 am on Monday.