Backstreet Boys postpone Tel Aviv concerts

New York: Pop band Backstreet Boys have postponed three upcoming concerts in Israel, citing "security" concerns in the wake of Operation Protective Edge.

This marks the third series of shows pushed back in light of rising tensions and hostilities in the Middle East. Paul Anka and Neil Young and Crazy Horse have also cancelled or postponed their scheduled performances in the country, suggest reports.

The "Larger Than Life" hitmakers took to their website to announce about the postponement of the concert to their fans.

"Our dear BSB fans, We are very sorry to inform you that the BSB concerts planned for July 29-30-31 at the Raanana Amphitheater have been postponed.

"This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel and we looked forward to meeting our fans. We`re already working with the producers on new dates during Spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible. Sending lots of love to everyone," they wrote.