Pixies postpone Israel concert until next year over virus

The American band was to perform on July 14, as part of their European tour, but the whole leg had to be delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions; new show set to take place on July 13, 2021 at Tel Aviv Expo

Ran Boker|
American rock band the Pixies has postponed its concert in Israel, originally scheduled for mid-July, until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers confirmed on Tuesday.
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  • The alternative group was set to perform on July 14 at Expo Tel Aviv, commonly referred to as Ganei HaTaarucha, as part of their European tour. The whole European leg, however, had to be delayed as COVID-19 restrictions on massive gatherings are not expected to be lifted in the coming months.
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    The show is now scheduled for July 13, 2021 at Expo Tel Aviv, with the tickets purchased for the original date valid for the concert next year, according to the production company.
    Israeli producer behind the show, Shuki Weiss, said every concert that his company has managed to postpone instead of cancelling is a "victory."
    "We will make every effort to find solutions for those not happy with the new date, but unfortunately, we will have to ask you for patience while we try to unravel the new reality imposed on our industry. "
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    The Pixies perform in 2017 in Caesarea
    The Pixies perform in 2017 in Caesarea
    The Pixies perform in 2017 in Caesarea
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    The Pixies rose to mainstream prominence in 1999 when their track "Where Is My Mind?" appeared in the film Fight Club.
    They were scheduled to perform in Israel for the first time in 2010, but the band called off the show following the deadly Navy raid on a Gaza-bound vessel "Mavi Marmara" and the international criticism sparked by the incident.
    They eventually performed in Israel four years later at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium as part of a music festival, and returned in 2017 for another show in Caesarea.
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