Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas Cancel North Carolina Concerts Over HB2 Bathroom Law

Carl Williott | April 25, 2016 5:55 pm

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are the latest celebs to take a stand against North Carolina’s recent “bathroom law,” canceling a pair of upcoming shows in the state.

The two artists will hit the road in June for their joint Future Now Tour, and were scheduled to perform in Charlotte on June 30 and Raleigh on July 2. But this afternoon they released a statement explaining that they are scrapping the two concerts due to HB2, the law which bars transgender people from using public restrooms that don’t match their assigned birth sex.

“After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte,” they posted on Instagram, along with the hashtag #RepealHB2. “North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away some of the LGBT community’s most basic rights and protections…We know the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law.”

Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have recently canceled shows in the state in protest of HB2 as well, and several major tech corporations including Apple and Google have denounced the law. See Demi and Nick’s full statement below.


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