Blues icon Buddy Guy cancels Israel concerts

Citing 'recent military operations', singer cancels performances scheduled for July 19 and 20, leaving fans disgruntled; 'We deeply regret receiving this message from Buddy Guy,' a production official says

Ran Boker|
Renowned Chicago blues artist Buddy Guy, aged 86, canceled two scheduled concerts in Israel planned for next week. Guy announced his decision late on Monday claiming he chose not to travel to the area.
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"To all of my fans in Israel,” the musical legend wrote, “Due to ongoing unrest and recent military operations, I am choosing not to travel to the region, and unfortunately, I will be canceling my July 19 and 20 performances. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry for any inconvenience. I wish you all peace and love. – BG”.
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"We deeply regret receiving this message from Buddy Guy," the local producers said. "We extend our sincere apologies to our incredible audience. Ticket buyers will receive an automatic refund to their original payment method within 45 days."
The concerts were set to be held at the Caesarea Amphitheater and the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv and were intended to be part of Guy's final tour, the Damn Right Farewell Tour. The renowned artist has previously performed in Israel and even featured Israeli artists in his 2018 concerts.
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