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Friday, April 8, 2016

Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert in protest of "bathroom law"

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 5:51 PM

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Bruce Springsteen just cancelled a show scheduled for this weekend in Greensboro, NC in protest over the state's recent passage of the infamous HB2 "bathroom law."

He published a statement on his official website and Facebook page that reads in part:
Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

The complete statement can be read on brucespringsteen.net


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