Red Hot Chili Peppers cancel next year's Israel concert

Legendary rock band cites scheduling issues as reason for cancellation after 2020 performance was scrapped over coronavirus pandemic; local producers ensure ticket holders of full refund within 90 days

Ran Boker|
American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers announced on Saturday they were canceling their concert in Israel, which was set to take place next year.
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  • The legendary band cited scheduling problems as a reason for the cancellation.
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    "Unfortunately, the appearance of Red Hot Chile Peppers will not take place in Israel in 2023," the Israeli producers of the scrapped show said in a statement. "All ticket holders will be refunded in full within 90 days," the producers said.
    Last year, the group revealed their scheduled 2023 world tour dates in a post on social media. The post included a list of countries across Europe and the U.S., but omitted a planned appearance in Israel.
    At the time, the Israeli production company shared the announcement on Facebook, writing. "We'll see you in 2023". The official page of Red-Hot Chili Peppers replied, "See you guys soon!" And added an Israeli flag.
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    The band's concert originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Red Hot Chile Peppers has had a tumultuous relationship with their Israeli fans. Their first ever performance in Israel was set to take place in 2001, but was called off two weeks before the scheduled arrival for security reasons.
    They did not let their fans down in 2011, and performed at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park, leaving their local fans wanting more. Now, their arrival was canceled yet again.



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