Ringo Starr has cancelled his All Starr Band’s June 18th concert in North Carolina over the state’s HB2.
“I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love,” Starr said in a statement. “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.”
Starr encouraged people to support organizations who are fighting the law and for his fans to fight the “bigotry.”
“As Canned Heat sang, ‘Let’s work together,'” Starr concluded. “And the Beatles said, ‘All you need is love.'”
Jimmy Buffett also made an announcement about his upcoming concerts, telling fans that his shows will go on.
Buffett, who is scheduled to perform in Raleigh on April 21 and Charlotte on April 23, wrote on his blog he is against the “stupid law” but the singer says fans bought tickets before the law was enacted.
“I am not going to let stupidity or bigotry trump fun for my loyal fans this year,” Buffett writes.
Buffett says although he will follow through on the already scheduled dates, scheduling of future shows in the state will depend on if the law is repealed.