May 20, 2016


Maroon 5 Cancels North Carolina Shows Over Bathroom Law

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Don Arnold/WireImage

Maroon 5 has cancelled their two tour stops in North Carolina over the state law that blocks transgender people from using the bathroom they are most comfortable in.

On the band's website, they explain how passing by Charlotte and Raleigh (originally scheduled for Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, respectively) is "morally right":

"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."

Maroon 5 joins a slew of musicians—including Bruce SpringsteenCyndi Lauper and many more—who have either cancelled their N.C. shows or donated the proceeds of their N.C. shows to equality organizations.

Watch Adam Levine's silly antics in our He Said What? video below: