Guitar legend Carlos Santana tonight canceled his summer gig in Tel Aviv, thanks largely to a busy schedule which has meant the reorganizing of a few shows and the canceling of some. Israel was one of the unlucky ones.
His management promised a full refund to the many thousands who had already purchased tickets. And Israeli promoter Shuki Weiss, the man behind nearly all of the big-name concerts in Israel, was surprised and disappointed to hear of the news.
The official statement went like this:
Due to unforeseen concert scheduling conflicts on the upcoming Middle East Tour, Santana regretfully announces the postponement of some dates previously scheduled. These dates include the previously announced performance in Israel, it was announced by management today.
“We are sorry that our schedule has forced the postponement of certain dates previously scheduled,” Michael Vrionis, CEO of Santana Management, said. “We look forward to performing in the many historic places that Santana has long wanted to return to.”
But don’t worry, the list of stars coming to perform in Israel in 2010 is only going to get longer! And Santana’s loss is surely, er, Rod Stewart’s gain…