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  Av 23, 5773 , 30/07/13

Israeli Musical Chairs - Gangnam Out, Eric Burdon In

Rumors of his arrival were highly exaggerated. Despite flyers on the street and a professional website, Psy, the South Korean singer behind the hit song Gangnam Style, apparently did not perform two concerts this weekend in Israel. In an announcement on his official Twitter page Psy stated, "there are false rumors of my appearance in Israel in July. I will not be there but look forward to seeing all my fans in Israel soon. shalom"
However contrary to a previous report last week, Eric Burdon's Israeli appearance would go on as scheduled. It was previously stated Burdon would not come to the Jewish State due to threats from anti-Israel agitators.
The British singer led the 1960s group the Animals, famous for such songs as House of the Rising Sun and We Gotta Get Out of This Place. He also created the American band War, famous for '70s hits Low Rider, Spill the Wine and more.

Burdon landed in Israel on Monday less than a week after he announced he was pressured into cancelling his performances here. He will appear, as scheduled, with the classic Israeli rock group Tislam (aslo spelled T-Slam), in two performances Thursday at the Zappa Amphitheater in the Jabotinsky park in Binyamina, south of Haifa.

Other archived news briefs:Jul 30 2013, 01:15 PM, 7/30/2013