Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Show in Support of LGBT Community

"I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation."

By Radio.com Staff

Bryan Adams has canceled a concert scheduled for April 14th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Adams takes issue with the “Religious Liberty” law the state recently passed, which many see as a thinly veiled justification for business owners to discriminate against the LGBT community.

Related: Bruce Springsteen Called ‘Bully’ by North Carolina Congressman

Adams becomes the second high profile artist in recent days to cancel a concert in protest of similar laws. Last week, Bruce Springsteen canceled a show in North Carolina in response to a similar law.

Read Adams’ full statement via his official Facebook page.

“Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore i’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day. – Bryan Adams ‪#‎stop1523‬”

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From Y108 Pittsburgh's Country

Girls with Guitars 2016Wednesday, October 26th at the West Club Lounge at Heinz Field!
Tickets On Sale NowEaston Corbin to Play Soldier Salute Concert

Listen Live