The Backstreet Boys have cancelled a string of gigs in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing unrest between Israelis and Palestinians.

The grown-up boy band was scheduled to play shows in the city at the end of July (14), but the concerts have been cut from their schedule.

A statement from the group reads: "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."

Promoters are attempting to re-book the band for 2015.

In recent days Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka have also cancelled concerts in Israel in the wake of the escalating Middle-East conflict.