Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-LGBT law
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 April 2016
Bryan Adams has cancelled his forthcoming performance at the Coast Coliseum in Mississippi over religious freedom concerns
Bryan Adams has cancelled his show in Mississippi due to concerns over the American's state's new anti-LGBT law.
The 'Summer of 69' hitmaker is making a stand by not performing on Thursday (14.04.16) at the Coast Coliseum because he refuses to play a show in a state that doesn't allow citizens civil rights because of their sexual orientation.
A statement on the 56-year-old rocker's Facebook explained: "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. (sic)"
Adams will only return to Mississippi if the 'Religious Liberty' bill, which will come into effect on July 1, is axed.
His post continued: "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. (sic)"
The 'Run to You' singer's gig cancellation follows fellow musician Bruce Springsteen's decision not to perform his show in North Carolina over a similar law affecting the LGBT community.
On why he cancelled his show on Sunday (10.04.16), Springsteen, 66, said: "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry - which is happening as I write - is one of them."