Deep Purple: Only ‚wimps‘ cancel concerts in Israel

12.05.2011                      08.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 22 des Omer; Ta'anit BH'B


Deep Purple: Only 'wimps' cancel concerts in Israel

Addressing the press ahead of their Caesarea concerts later this week, the English rock band explains why musicians should remain impartial in politics.

Ahead of their third Israeli tour, English rock band Deep Purple took a stand against other musicians who cancel their concerts in Israel due to politics, saying artists should not take sides in political conflicts, with drummer Ian Paice calling these musicians "real wimps."
The band spoke at a press conference Wednesday ahead of two concerts they are due to perform in Caesarea on Saturday and Sunday. This visit is Deep Purple's third Israeli tour. The last time they visited was in 2008, when they played four concerts to full crowds of cheering fans….