Musicians Who Have Canceled Performances in Political Protest
Lifestyle| | By Lauren Boudreau
In the wake of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, people and celebrities alike are voicing their outrage, with many bands and musicians canceling upcoming shows in the state, possibly making it the most shunned state ever.
But performers have been using their celebrity to fight politics for decades. Sometimes they work, like when Indiana passed an amendment to its Religious Freedom Restoration Act intending to protect LGBT people, and sometimes they don’t, seeing as many of the laws to be listed here are still in place.
But whether they work or don’t work is irrelevant, the point is that they’re raising awareness and encouraging others to do the same. Here’s the list of musicians who’ve canceled concerts in political protest.