Dozens of artists, including former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, are calling on Radiohead to cancel its performance in Tel Aviv. The artists voiced their request in an open letter that was released on the website Artists’ Pledge for Palestine.
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Dozens of artists led by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters signed an open letter calling on Radiohead to cancel its upcoming Tel Aviv concert. “By playing in Israel you’ll be playing in a state where, UN rapporteurs say, ‘a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people,’” the letter posted on the website Artists’ Pledge for Palestine reads.
In the letter, Waters and the other artists called on the band members to reconsider their July 19 concert in Tel Aviv: “We’d like to ask you to think again…Please do what artists did in South Africa’s era of oppression: stay away, until apartheid is over.”
The letter was signed by dozens of artists including British director Ken Loach, musician Thurston Moore, the Young Fathers band and Tunde Adebimpe, one of the TV on the Radio band members.
Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis will take the stage as the opening acts before Radiohead performs in Park Yarkon. However, the artists who signed the letter said that “Jewish-Arabic music” will not “make everything OK.”