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).