We’re all aware the Western world is gearing up for military strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities in the name of regional (in)stability, security and the suppression of terr-rists. It’s a noble cause, it is. But [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm] fans in the promised land are asking their dear leader to hold off on the inevitable third Middle Eastern war, not because “war is unhealthy for children and other living things” – nope, it’s so they can safely see the Material Girl on tour when she rolls through Israel.
Hey, at least they have their priorities straight.
With all of the talk lately of Iran’s plans to build (or not build, or maybe build, but not really build) a nuclear weapon, and the all too familiar response from their government (and ours) of pre-emptive strikes, drills, troop movements and more – some of the country’s population is feeling a bit nervous about a coming attack – and they’re asking their PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, to cool his boots for a little while.
No, it’s not because they’re afraid of being hit by rockets and mortars – it’s because they don’t want to miss out on Madge’s planned tour stop in Tel Aviv on May 29th.
There’s even a Facebook page named “Bibi don’t start a war with Iran until after Madonna’s show on May 29“ dedicated to the pop music postponement and it’s been slowly gaining traction. It’s set up in Hebrew, but you can read some of the juiciest comments in English.
This may seem somewhat trivial to you, because it really, really is… but Israeli’s are starting to get used to their favorite musical acts skipping their little slice of Earth due to political turmoil. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Pixies[/lastfm] canceled a show in country due to the Israeli military’s handling of the “Freedom Flotilla,” which resulted in nine civilian deaths. Also, back in 2006, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Depeche Mode[/lastfm] cancelled its planned show in Tel Aviv during Israel’s second war with Lebanon (but made good by opening their following tour there) and the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm] also bowed out of a planned show in 2001 due to security issues.
Basically, bands don’t like playing in cities that have a huge red target on them, so, in order to make sure Madonna feels comfortable enough to play, they’re asking for this tiny, little favor.
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