Lana Del Rey cancels Israel concert

Recording artist Lana Del Rey. Photo / AP
Recording artist Lana Del Rey. Photo / AP

Lana Del Rey has cancelled her first-ever concert in Tel Aviv because of the political unrest between Israeli and Palestinian forces.

The American singer was due to perform in the capital August 20 but the show has been postponed, making Del Rey the latest musician to back out of plans to perform there.

The news was confirmed by the star's support act, Max Jury, who wrote on Twitter: "Unfortunately the show with @LanaDelRey in Tel Aviv on August 20th has been postponed. Will let y'all know the rescheduled date ASAP (as soon as possible)."

Del Rey is yet to comment on the cancellation.

Cee Lo Green, Megadeth, Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys and Paul Anka are among the acts who have called off gigs in the Middle East in recent weeks as the violence continues to escalate.

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