The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled their August 28 concert in Tel Aviv due to the recent Palestinian suicide bombings in the country and because of a U.S. State Department advisory recommending that American citizens not travel to Israel.
"Following the urgency and the increasing consistency of the incidents over the past weekend the band was forced to reach a decision to delay their visit although they truly desired… to visit Israel," promoter Shuki Weiss said.
More than 15,000 tickets had already been sold.
Weiss is still hopeful the group will come to Israel once the violence dies down. "The idea of bringing Chili Peppers to Israel…is something we have been working on for years," he said.
In a statement, the Peppers said they would "definitely come to Israel at a more suitable time."