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Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi concert over religious freedom bill

A few days after Bruce Springsteen canceled a North Carolina concert, Bryan Adams - who has an upcoming Atlanta concert on the calendar - announced he's canceling a Mississippi show. Both rockers cited the respective states' recently based religious liberty bills.

MORE: Ellen DeGeneres blasts North Carolina and Mississippi religious liberty bills ..  Gov. Nathan Deal announced he would veto Georgia’s religious liberty bill  .. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed bans city travel to North Carolina over HB2

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Here is the statement Adams just posted:

"Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore i’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day. #‎stop1523"


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