Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Shows Over Anti-LGBT Law: “Some things are more important than a rock show.”

Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Shows Over Anti-LGBT Law Some things are more important than a rock show

Bruce Springsteen has proved himself still to be the “The Boss” as he cancels his North Carolina show this weekend over its so-called anti-trans “bathroom law.” HB2 which is actually a Trojan horse to roll back LGBT protections in that state in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The legendary musician announced Friday that his upcoming show in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been canceled in “solidarity” with those protesting the measure.

Springsteen and his E Street Band were slated to perform at the Greensboro Coliseum this Sunday. The roughly 15,000 ticketholders will all be eligible for a refund.

“To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress,” Springsteen said in a statement.

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,” Springsteen said.

“Some things are more important than a rock show,” he added, “and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”

Way to go Bruce.  You make me #JerseyProud.

Full statement below:

 

Sprinsteen NC Statement

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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