Lorde reported to have called off show in Israel after fan pressure

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Before she thanked her fans for "educating" her, she said that she has been discussing the matter with people and is "considering all options".

Lorde has formally canceled her upcoming June concert in Tel Aviv following criticism from fans and activists.

The decision comes days after the 21-year-old New Zealander was called on by two of her compatriots to cancel the show in protest of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank.

Although the June 5 concert in Tel Aviv was still listed on the singer's Facebook page, tickets were no longer available and Hebrew media reported that the promoter would refund any tickets already purchased.

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She played mostly festivals and overseas this year, including major events like Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. Reports to Pollstar from the European dates include October 15 at Tempodrom in Nerlin, which sold 3,549 tickets and grossed $136,711, and October 2 at the O2 Academy Glasgow, promoted by DF Concerts and which sold out 2,550 tickets and grossed $107,850. Artists to play there in 2018 include Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Rag N Bone Man, Andre Rieu, Scorpions, Foreigner and others. It has seen some success (Elvis Costello, Thurston Moore and Lauryn Hill all canceled appearances in Israel), but also pronounced rebuttals by the likes of Radiohead and Nick Cave.

The "BDS" movement, which stands for boycott, divestment and sanctions, organizes social media campaigns to discourage artists from performing in Israel.

The Grammy award winning singer was praised by some for announcing her first show in Israel, but several Palestinian rights campaigners urged her to boycott Israel over what they say are human rights abuses. "Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement, the BDS call urges action to pressure Israel to comply with worldwide law".

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