Citing Palestinian conflict, rocker Cat Power cancels Tel Aviv show
Menu JTA Search

Citing Palestinian conflict, rocker Cat Power cancels Tel Aviv show

(JTA) — Cat Power canceled an Israeli show that was to have taken place Sunday, citing fans’ concerns about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"Due to much confusion in my soul, playing for my Israeli fans w/such unrest between Israel & Palestine I can’t play, I feel sick in my spirit xx," the American rock singer said on Twitter.

Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, was to have performed in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

A number of performers, including Elvis Costello and the Pixies, have canceled appearances in Israel because of pressure. Others, including Madonna, Leonard Cohen and Elton John, have not heeded such calls.