Depeche Mode cancelled its scheduled performance tomorrow night in Tel Aviv, Israel, as the crisis between Israel and Hezbollah intensifies in the northern part of the country. The show was to be the last on the band’s current world tour, which, oddly enough, had its first date cancelled back in November due to Hurricane Wilma’s landfall in Florida. A statement on the band’s website said that the show would not be rescheduled, and sent the band’s apologies. Depeche Mode isn’t the only band to back out of a Middle East show this week: Deep Purple nixed a gig in Lebanon, Reuters reported.
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