The Fall. Kept playing as usual

The Fall asked to cancel Israel show

Protest held outside British rock band's London show. 'Don't play for apartheid,' says Facebook page

A protest outside the doors of a London performance by The Fall called on the British rock group to cancel an upcoming show in Israel.


The Fall has scheduled its arrival for January 20, 2011, when it will appear at Tel Aviv's Barbie club.


The music website NME reported Tuesday evening that protestors gathered outside the Electric Ballroom in Camden to demand the band forgo its visit to Israel.


Similar protests were held at performances by Gil Scott-Heron in London, prompting the singer to cancel his show in Israel. NME also mentions other artists affected by anti-Israel sentiment, such as Elvis Costello and The Pixies.


But the lead singer for The Fall, Mark E. Smith, did not appear vexed and continued to perform as usual.


A Facebook site was also established to influence the band, calling itself "The Fall: Please don't play for apartheid Israel", which informs all who enter of additional protests to be held.



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