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Promoter: Pixies to play in Israel next summer

An Israeli promoter for the Pixies says the American alternative rock band will perform in Israel next summer -- four years after the band canceled a concert following a deadly Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza, The Associated Press reports. The Nidar Oz publicity group said Monday the Pixies canceled its 2010 concert because of the "tense security situation." A number of high-profile musicians have refused to perform in Israel due to its policies toward the Palestinians, including British rockers Elvis Costello and Roger Waters.

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