Shalom Life | November 24, 2014

Never Fear, Israeli Pop Fans: Backstreet Boys Are Making Good on their Promise

After cancelling all three sold-out shows due to Operation Protective Edge, Backstreet's back come May 2015

By: Daniel Koren

Published: November 12th, 2014 in News » Israel

Israeli pop music fans were beyond stoked when the iconic group announced in May that they'd perform at the Ra'anana Amphitheater in July.

In fact, they were so excited that the show sold out almost immediately, prompting the group to add a second, and then a third, show in the Holy Land.

Sadly, due to Operation Protective Edge and this summer's 50-day-war against Hamas terrorists, the boys were forced to cancel all three sold-out shows.

“This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel and we looked forward to meeting our fans," the boys said in an official statement. "We’re already working with the producers on new dates during spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible. Sending lots of love to everyone.”

Making good on their word, today promoter Tal Sharif announced that all three shows have indeed been rescheduled.

Backstreet's back, come May 19th, 20th, and 21st at the Ra'anana Ampitheater. I can assume that this is your reaction:

Everyone who purchased their tickets for the original July shows will now have the chance to see the iconic boy group perform in 2015, which is a pretty sweet way to start the summer.

The Backstreet Boys will join other notable pop icons like Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake, who played Israeli earlier this year, and, by doing so, said no to the BDS movement against Israel.

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