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Lana Del Rey becomes latest artist to cancel Israel gig

August 20 performance at Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds postponed with no new date announced

Lana Del Rey becomes latest artist to cancel Israel gig

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Lana Del Rey has become the latest high profile artist to pull out of a scheduled live appearance in Israel as tensions in the Gaza strip continue.

The 'Ultraviolence' singer was due to perform at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds on August 20 but, as Billboard reports, that gig has now been postponed with no new date as yet announced. The gig was due to be Del Rey's first appearance in Israel. All tickets remain valid.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Brian Jonestown Massacre, America and Backstreet Boys have all cancelled gigs in Israel in recent weeks, severely affecting the live music industry in the country. The gigs have been cancelled due to a mixture of safety concerns and artists dropping their shows in protest at Israel's actions in the Gaza conflict with Hamas. Cee-Lo Green and Megadeth axed concerts in Israel this week.

Lady Gaga is due to play in Israel's capital, Tel Aviv, on September 13. Her promoter Arthur Fogel of Live Nation said: "We are watching the situation."

Pixies and The Hives were the last main international bands to play in Israel, in June, before the conflict escalated.

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