Lana Del Rey postpones İstanbul gig to September

June 25, 2013, Tuesday/ 15:21:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

US singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey's İstanbul appearance on July 7 in the city's KüçükÇiftlik Park concert area has been postponed to Sept.

20 due to the Gezi Park protests, which started three weeks ago to demonstrate against government plans to demolish the park in Taksim Square.

Concert organizer UNILIFE Entertainment, a creative management company, announced the postponement on Monday through Twitter. The owner of the company, Özgür İpekçi, expressed regret over the date change for the event, adding that this recent development has deeply affected the company, financially and otherwise.

Billed as the “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” Del Rey is known for music that has references to the pop culture of the 1950s and a cinematic sound. Tickets purchased for the artist's July gig will be valid for her September show in the same concert venue. Fans who want to return their tickets can get detailed information at Biletix box offices.

Numerous other concerts and art events have been postponed or cancelled since the start of the protests. Among the postponed music events are UK singer Bryan Ferry's performance on July 8, which was set to take place as part of the 20th İstanbul International Jazz Festival, and the opening concert of this year's İstanbul International Music Festival, which is marking its 41st year from June 4 to 29.

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