"Heaven" rocker Adams won't sing in Biloxi
Bryan Adams is the latest legendary musician to keep his tour bus moving passed discriminatory states.
Adams posted on his Instagram page that he will not be performing in Mississippi on April 14. The “Run to You” singer says that he cannot take to the stage with a clear conscious, knowing that people are being denied their civil rights.
“Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523,” Adams said on Instagram. “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.”
Another rock legend, Bruce Springsteen also cancelled a tour gig in Greensboro, North Carolina last Sunday, saying that he stands in “solidarity” with those in protest of the planned “bathroom law” measure.
"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.
Fox 8 is reporting that several people showed up to the Springsteen concert anyway, not knowing that it had been cancelled.
Said one oblivious ticket holder: “I'm here at this moment because I spend a lot less time checking the news than most other people these days. Well, I kind of planned a weekend around the concert here.”
Adams was scheduled to perform his “Get Up” tour at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, on April 14.
Refunds are being made at point of purchase only, with phone and internet orders being cancelled automatically.