Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows due to new bathroom law
|Maroon 5 in 2014.|
Last month, pop superstars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato revealed that they had cancelled their concerts in North Carolina due to the new HB2 transgender bathroom law, in which has many people, famous and non-famous, pissed off.
Pop band Maroon 5 are the newest musical act to cancel their shows in North Carolina. They announced on Friday, May 20 that they will not be performing in Charlotte or Raleigh, North Carolina on September 11 and September 12 of this year.
We are announcing our cancellation of our Charlotte and Raleigh, NC shows. Read our statement on our website here- https://t.co/3FIFqmaOfj— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) May 20, 2016
Here's the statement issued by Maroon 5 below:
We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation. This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right.