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Springsteen cancels Greensboro show to protest HB2 law

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As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. 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. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. 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. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

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Bruce Springsteen cancela el concierto de Greensboro

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Bruce Springsteen anunció ayer que el concierto de este domingo en Greensboro quedaba cancelado. El artista indicó en un comunicado oficial que la causa era la ley HB2 aprobada recientemente por el estado de Carolina del Norte. La ley discrimina a los miembros del colectivo LGBT y los desprotege ante abusos laborales, además de regir a qué baño pueden entrar o no. También anula leyes locales de ciudades como Charlotte, más progresistas y que fijaban un salario mínimo más alto. La NBA, la NCAA y otras asociaciones deportivas, así como otros artistas y grandes empresas como Appel, Facebook o Loew’s han expresado su preocupación por la nueva ley y se plantean la celebración de actos o sus inversiones en dicho estado.

“Algunas cosas son más importantes que un concierto de rock y esta lucha contra los prejuicios y la intolerancia es una de ellas”, ha declarado Springsteen. Diversos miembros de la E Street Band han hecho declaraciones apoyando la decisión del artista.

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