Red Hot Chili Peppers' Security Fears Lead To Israel Show Cancellation

Band tells concert organizer it will 'come to Israel at a more suitable time.'

Security fears have caused the Red Hot Chili Peppers to pull out of an

Israeli concert scheduled for later this month.

The funk rockers told concert organizer Shuki Weiss Monday that their August

28 performance would be postponed because of the current turmoil in the

country and a U.S. State Department advisory recommending Americans not

travel to Israel, publicists for the concert told the Associated Press.

"[We will] definitely come to Israel at a more suitable time," the Red Hot

Chili Peppers reportedly told Weiss.

More than 15,000 tickets have been sold for the concert, according to the

AP. Refunds will be given.

Since peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled last September, at

least 650 people have been killed in the region.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will play the V2001 festival in Weston Park, England,

on Saturday (August 18).