Band canceled earlier performance – saying it would come back when things get better. Now they’re coming to perform in Israel. Is there something I should know?
So, one of my favorite bands of all times, Pixies, has decided to come to Israel to perform.
The Pixies are the band of my late teens, army years and post-service days. I truly think they’re geniuses.
In 2010 they canceled their planned performance in Israel after the events of the Mavi Marmara, when Israeli commando forces killed nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship. Back then, they said in a statement:
“…we’d like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us. We can only hope for better days, in which we will finally present the long awaited visit of the Pixies in Israel.”
I’m so happy that the occupation is over and that peace has come to this troubled land so that now the Pixies feel they can come.
I just wish someone had told me!