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MK Slomiansky vs. Depeche Mode

Knesset member calls on organizers of group's concert in Israel to change its date, as it falls on Tisha b'Av

MK Nissan Slomiansky called Tuesday on the organizers of the Depeche Mode concert to change the date of the show, scheduled to take place on the day of the fast of Tisha b'Av (August 3rd).


Slomiansky claimed that performing during Tisha b'Av would hurt the feelings of the religious population.


"It distresses me that specifically on a day of national mourning Israeli promoters decided to bring a rock group to perform in Israel," said Slomiansky. "I expect them to announce that there was a mistake and the date of the concert will be changed."


The production company said in response: "The performance will take place as planned. Not a single note will be played before the fast ends."


The Israeli performance is the last stop in Depeche Mode's "Touring the Angel" tour.


פרסום ראשון: 06.27.06, 15:03
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