Celine Dion Calls Concert In Lebanon - Noise11.com
Celine Dion - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Celine Dion - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Celine Dion Calls Concert In Lebanon

by Music-News.com on January 17, 2020

in News

Celine Dion has cancelled a summer gig in Lebanon due to ongoing security problems in the Middle Eastern nation.

Celine was due to perform in Beirut on 31 July as part of the Byblos International Festival.

However, months of anti-government protests, resulting in clashes between demonstrators and security forces, have prompted the cancellation of the gig.

“Due to the current situation in Lebanon, Byblos International Festival and Celine Dion Management have both agreed with deep regret to cancel Celine Dion appearance at Beirut Waterfront on July 31st 2020,” a tweet from the festival reads.

According to the Lebanese Red Cross, a total of 47 people were injured in clashes on Wednesday, a day after local media reports indicated 50 protesters were detained by security services.

Tensions have been rising across the Middle East in recent weeks, following U.S. forces assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, with protesters also taking to the streets in Iran after government forces shot down a Ukrainian airliner.

music-news.com

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Guy Garvey of Elbow, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elbow ‘Asleep In the Back’ Turns 20

Elbow are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album Asleep In The Back by releasing a collection of rare tracks to streaming services.

12 hours ago
Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino Sued Over This Is America

Childish Gambino has been hit with legal action over allegations of copyright infringement regarding his Grammy Award-winning single This Is America.

4 days ago
R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, music news
Michael Stipe Helps Name Ant Species

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has helped a top German entomologist and a research associate at Yale University name a new ant species.

4 days ago
Hayley Mary
Former Jezabels Singer Hayley Mary Releases Second EP

Hayley Mary, the former lead singer of The Jezabels, has a new EP ‘Young & Stupid’.

4 days ago
Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic photo by Ros O'Gorman
OneRepublic Debut Run Video As They Head Towards Human Album

OneRepublic have released the fifth sample from the upcoming ‘Human’ album titled ‘Run’.

4 days ago
Karnivool Sound Awake
Karnivool Drop Live Track Ahead of LiveStream

Karnivool have slipped out a live video of ‘Goliath’ ahead of their upcoming Livestream event on 12 May.

5 days ago
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay To Open BRIT Awards

Coldplay will open the 2021 BRIT Awards. Chris Martin and co will appear from a pontoon on the River Thames near to The O2 arena, when the awards show returns on May 11.

6 days ago