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.
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”