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NZ Singer Lorde, Cancels Show in Israel at BDS Urging

NZ Singer Lorde, Cancels Show in Israel at BDS Urging
Singer Lorde performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 (Weekend 2) of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 23, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

By    |   Sunday, 24 December 2017 02:23 PM

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Lorde has canceled her June concert in Tel Aviv, Haaretz reported Sunday.

The decision comes days after the 21-year-old New Zealander was called upon by Justine Sachs, who is Jewish, and Palestinian Nadia Abu-Shanab — both New Zealanders active in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement — to withdraw from the show in protest of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

“Noted,” the singer replied via Twitter.

"Unfortunately, Lorde's concert planned for July has been cancelled. Refunds for concert tickets will be provided within 14 business days,” the production company responsible for the pop singer’s show said in a statement, Haaretz reported.

Lorde has faced criticism from fans since announcing on Tuesday that her "Melodrama" world tour on would conclude with a show in Tel Aviv on June 5.

Artists who have participated in the cultural boycott of Israel through the Palestinian-led BDS movement include Brian Eno and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, writers Arundhati Roy and Eduardo Galeano and film-maker Ken Loach, Haaretz noted.

BDS proponents criticized British band Radiohead ahead of its concert in Tel Aviv last July; the band proceeded with the show, playing to almost 50,000 people.

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