Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Rock legend Eric Burdon cancels Israel show following threats

Musician Eric Burdon performs at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New YorkBritish rock legend Eric Burdon has canceled a scheduled August 1 appearance of Eric Burdon and The Animals in Israel after receiving threats, his management announced Tuesday. “We’ve been receiving mounting pressure, including numerous threatening emails, daily.

The last thing I intend do is put Eric in jeopardy,” said a statement released by Burdon’s management. Burdon, 71, and his reconstituted Animals were scheduled to appear at the Zappa Shoni Amphitheater on a bill with 1980s local favorites Tislam.

Burdon and the Animals were one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, with hits like “House of the Rising Sun,” “It’s My Life” and “We Gotta Get Outta This Place.” Last week Tislam’s Izhar Ashdot and Yair Nitzani met with Burdon in Vienna ahead of the planned show, and Burdon revealed that he had received a number of online appeals to cancel his appearance.

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