The Animals’ Eric Burdon Israel show back on despite threats

( Legendary 1960s band The Animals’ musician Eric Burdon will perform in Israel after initially canceling the performance due to threatening anti-Israel emails, his manager said. The former lead singer of the band will perform alongside the Israeli band T-Slam.

The Animals' Eric Burdon. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Though Burdon originally told T-Slam musicians that “everyone needs music and there’s no connection to current politics” and that everyone has the right to be entertained,” Burdon's manager later told the Israeli band that the show was off because he “wouldn’t want to put Eric in any danger” amid “increasing pressure.” to cancel.

The show, however, is now back on and was re-posted on Burdon's website, without an explanation, the Times of Israel reported. reached out to Eric Burdon's press representative for comment, but has received no reply.

Posted on July 29, 2013 .