Friday, January 4, 2013

Boycott of Israel Biting, as Kreator Cancels

Kreator, thrash metal band from EssenGermany, members Miland 'Mille' Petrozza, Jürgen 'Ventor' Reil, Christian 'Speesy' Giesler and Sami Yli-Sirniö have declined playing in Israel.  Proof that BDS is increasingly suspect for cancellations, an Auris media note clarifies that the cancellation is due to medical conditions of the band.  
As far back as Sept. 2012, the band was scheduled to play in Tel Aviv.  One fan stated on 1 Sept. that "Israel is waiting :>."

But plans are still going ahead for a 28 January concert by Kreator.  Apparently, though the band cannot medically play apartheid Israel 13 days from today, the band will be well enough to play elsewhere in 23 days.  

Bands do not always have the courage to state their true intentions when they cancel Israel.  It comes as no surprise when they do not reschedule.  

MF Doom, in late 2011, also cancelled Israel due to illness.  He has not rescheduled Israel.