Jewish musician Matisyahu House of Blues concert canceled due to planned pro-Palestinian protest

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Saturday, March 9, 2024
Matisyahu Chicago concert canceled due to pro-Palestine protest
Jewish musician Matisyahu's Friday House of Blues concert in Chicago was canceled due to a planned pro-Palestinian protest over the Israel-Hamas war.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Jewish musician Matisyahu was forced to cancel a show Friday night in Chicago due to planned protests over the Israel-Hamas war.

He was scheduled to perform at the House of Blues, located at 329 N. Dearborn St., but pro-Palestinian groups were calling for protests over his support for Israel.

The possibility of a protest led to the venue's decision to cancel the show.

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Matisyahu said on social media he plans to donate his payment for the canceled show to groups that are helping hostages being held captive by Hamas.