Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Concert After Governor Signed Anti-Gay Law

The 'Run to You' singer says that he 'cannot in good conscience' perform in a state where people are being discriminated due to their sexual orientation.

AceShowbiz - %cBryan Adams% takes a stand against anti-gay law. The singer was supposed to perform at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi later this week, but he decided to pull the plug on the concert after Gov. Phil Bryant signed a new bill that would allow private businesses to turn away LGBT people based on their religious beliefs.

Adams announced in his website, "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."

He continued, "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."

Bryan Adams follows the footsteps of %cBruce Springsteen% who called off his gig in Greensboro, North Carolina over a similar law. "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry ... is one of them," so The Boss explained the reason behind his concert cancellation.

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