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Bryan Adams cancels show to protest state's anti-LGBT law
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Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi in protest of the state's 'Religious Liberty' bill.

The 56-year-old singer was due to perform at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on 14 April (16). However, in a statement posted on his social media pages, Bryan explained that he made the decision to pull the gig because he disagrees so strongly with the 1523 bill - which allows business, religiously-affiliated organisations and individuals the opportunity to deny service to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people, single mothers or anyone who offends their "sincerely held religious belief".

The law, which was passed last week (ends10Apr16) and will take effect in July (16), has been described as the most aggressive anti-LGBT law in America.

"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," Bryan wrote. "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."

Bryan continued with his post to explain he's hoping his decision will help draw attention to the state's "extremely discriminatory" law.

"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," he concluded, adding the hashtag "#?stop1523".

Bryan's statement comes just days after Bruce Springsteen hit headlines for cancelling a show in North Carolina over the weekend (09-10Apr16) because of the state's "bathroom" law, which dictates the bathrooms that can be used by transgender people.

"Taking all of this into account," Bruce wrote on his official website, "I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th."



Adams, Bryan Discography
Albums
11 11 ~2008 ~
Room Service Room Service ~2004~
Room Service Room Service ~2004 ~
Spirit Spirit ~2002~
Spirit Spirit ~2002 ~
On a Day Like Today On a Day Like Today ~1998~
On a Day Like Today On a Day Like Today ~1998 ~
MTV Unplugged MTV Unplugged ~1997~
MTV Unplugged MTV Unplugged ~1997 ~
18 `til I Die 18 `til I Die ~1996~
18 `til I Die 18 `til I Die ~1996 ~
Waking Up The Neighbours Waking Up The Neighbours ~1991~
Waking Up The Neighbours Waking Up The Neighbours ~1991 ~
Into the Fire Into the Fire ~1987~
Into the Fire Into the Fire ~1987 ~
Reckless Reckless ~1984~
Reckless Reckless ~1984 ~
Cuts Like A Knife Cuts Like A Knife ~1983~
Cuts Like A Knife Cuts Like A Knife ~1983 ~
You Want It You Got It You Want It You Got It ~1981~
You Want It You Got It You Want It You Got It ~1981 ~
Bryan Adams Bryan Adams ~1980~
Bryan Adams Bryan Adams ~1980 ~
Singles, Mini-CD's, EP's
Back To You Back To You ~1997~
Back To You Back To You ~1997 ~
I Finally Found Someone (Single) I Finally Found Someone (Single) ~1996 ~
Lets Make A Night To Remember (Single) Lets Make A Night To Remember (Single) ~1996 ~
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You (Single) The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You (Single) ~1996 ~
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman ~1995~
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman ~1995 ~
Let Me Take You Dancing (Vynil Single) Let Me Take You Dancing (Vynil Single) ~1979 ~
Live Albums
Bare Bones Bare Bones ~2010 ~
Live In Lisbon (CD 2) Live In Lisbon (CD 2) ~2005 ~
Live In Lisbon (CD 1) Live In Lisbon (CD 1) ~2005 ~
Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD1) Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD1) ~2003~
Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD2) Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD2) ~2003~
Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD2) Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD2) ~2003 ~
Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD1) Best of Me (Tour Edition)(CD1) ~2003 ~
Mtv Unplugged Mtv Unplugged ~1997 ~
Live! Live! Live! Live! Live! Live! ~1988~
Live! Live! Live! Live! Live! Live! ~1988 ~
Compilations, Remixes
Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 1) Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 1) ~2006~
Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 2) Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 2) ~2006~
Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 2) Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 2) ~2006 ~
Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 1) Anthology (Taiwanese Version) (CD 1) ~2006 ~
The Greatest Hits The Greatest Hits ~2002~
The Early Years The Early Years ~2002 ~
The Greatest Hits The Greatest Hits ~2002 ~
The Best of Me The Best of Me ~2001~
The Best of Me The Best of Me ~2001 ~
Ballads Ballads ~1998 ~
So Far So Good So Far So Good ~1993~
So Far So Good So Far So Good ~1993 ~


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