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Manfred Mann Cancels Israel Show: Too Dangerous

The Times of Israel reports: Citing security fears, veteran rock ban Manfred Mann canceled its Israel concert, planned for Tel Aviv next Tuesday.

Announcing the cancellation in a letter to the Tel Aviv show’s promoter, the band cited “ongoing problems in Israel,” including “people being shot and beaten to death in the streets,” Israel Radio reported on Wednesday.

Curiously, the band had posted on its Facebook page in November that it had canceled its January 19 Tel Aviv gig, but no official announcement to that effect was made at the time.

The veteran rockers, now playing under the moniker Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, had been scheduled to comprise founding keyboardist Mann, longtime guitarist Mick Rodgers, and fellow members Robert Hart (Vocals), Steve Kinch (Bass) and Jimmy Copley (Drums).

Read more at the Times of Israel

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