Santana cancels Tel Aviv concert

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…


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  5. Avery Whiteman

    January 30, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Maybe Carlos just didn’t want to play in a terrorist nation that is practicing genocide.

  6. deborah

    January 30, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Glad to see Carlos Santana has a political backbone and some integrity as a musician.

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  9. Ashley

    January 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    “terrorist nation”, “genocide” and “political backbone”, three phrases we really love round this part of the desert. Save all those lovely comments for the Jerusalem Post, not here…

  10. deborah

    January 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm


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  12. Jimbo

    February 15, 2010 at 6:13 am

    ha ha
    Carlos and his wimpy friends fell once again for all the stupid Arab kick below – suck above propaganda about beautiful Israel that will survive those type of dinosaurs that disappeared just like the Greeks,Romans, Babylonians , Assyrians, Ottomans,French,etc etc

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  14. Ziyad Olives

    April 29, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Great News, Thank you Santana for having the backbone to stand in the face of the Zionist appologiest and say NO.

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