Subliminal cancels gig
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-05-15
A planned London concert at the Hammersmith Palais by Israeli hip hop performer Subliminal has been cancelled days before it was due to take place on May 21.
Promoters J-Events have apologised to fans but say there was nothing they could do.
In a statement on its website, they say: "For reasons beyond out control, the concert has had to have been cancelled".(sic)
When asked by SomethingJewish, J-Events couldn't elaborate on the reasons for the cancellation. "The concert is not taking place," J-Events box office staff told us but couldn't reveal any further details.
Born Koby Shimoni, the 27-year-old self-styled king of Zionist rap was set to be in capital to promote his latest release Just When You Thought It Was Over which features contributions from former Fugee Wyclef Jean as well as hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari.
Tickets for the concert costing £35 and £70 were said to be selling well despite some complaints from fans that tickets were too expensive.
High security for the gig was also planned.
Initially J-Events were refusing to give out exact details of location to curb any potential Palestinian protestors from grouping outside but later revealed details of the venue in press advertising.
J-Events is offering a full refund to those who purchased tickets direct from themselves while fans who bought from agents including bookstore Steimatzky in Golders Green are being asked to contact the agent for refunding.