Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law
Howard Alexander - News Editor
FILE PHOTO - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Bryan Adams performs at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta. Adams said in a statement Sunday, April 10, 2016 he is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state’s new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
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April 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM
BILOXI, Miss. - Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
The singer says he can't "in good conscience" perform in a state where "certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation."
The move comes after Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled a Sunday show in Greensboro, North Carolina, because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community.
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