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Maroon 5 Canceled Their North Carolina Shows, and You'll Never Guess Why

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click to enlarge Maroon 5 in Chicago in August 2010. - LUNCHBOX LP / FLICKR CC
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  • Maroon 5 in Chicago in August 2010.
Maroon 5, who were supposed to play in Charlotte on September 11 and Raleigh the next night, have canceled their shows in North Carolina because of—wait for it—HB 2. From their website:

We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation. This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right AS WE FEEL EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY.

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