Red Hot Chili Peppers visit the Western Wall in 2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers visit the Western Wall in 2012
Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers to delay Israel show amid coronavirus fears

The popular American rock band was due to perform in Tel Aviv on June 10, but as the concert appears to be on brink of cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organizers say the performance might be held in September

Ynet |
Published: 04.13.20 , 11:39
American rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were set to perform in Israel in June, is now likely to postpone the anticipated concert until September due to coronavirus outbreak, the organizers of the show said Monday.
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  • The legendary band was booked to perform at Tel Aviv's HaYarkon Park on June 10 back in November.
    רד הוט צ'ילי פפרסרד הוט צ'ילי פפרס
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
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    The recent COVID-19 pandemic, however, resulted in most cultural events being cancelled due to strict health guidelines meant to combat the spread of the pathogen.
    With less than two months remaining until the scheduled concert date, the production company in charge of the event tells Ynet the show will most likely be postponed until September. The organizers say they don't believe the current restrictions, which ban all public gatherings, will be lifted sometime this summer.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers visit the Western Wall in 2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers visit the Western Wall in 2012
    Red Hot Chili Peppers visit the Western Wall in 2012
    (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)
    The U.S. group last performed in Israel in 2012, in what was the band's first gig in the Holy Land.
    This isn't the first concert to be affect by the current health crisis. Australian rock band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who were also set to perform in Tel Aviv this summer, has postponed its show in Israel until 2021.
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