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.
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. JNS.org reached out to Eric Burdon's press representative for comment, but has received no reply.