Nick Cave and his band The Bad Seeds are copping criticism ahead of two shows set to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel in November.

NME reports that a group of outspoken artists under the banner of Artists For Palestine UK have written an open letter to Cave, urging him to cancel the shows.

Artists For Palestine UK has over 1200 creatives currently in its membership, including Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Tunde Adebimpe from TV On The Radio.

“Domination means Palestinian writers under house arrest,” says the letter. “Literary festivals broken up. Travel bans for actors and musicians. Social media under surveillance. Media centres raided and plundered. The normalized use of military force against a captive population. The steady expansion of illegal settlements.”

Read the article by Zanda Wilson on MusicFeeds.

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