Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Cancel Concerts Following North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

Honda Civic Tour is still scheduled to kick off in Miami in June

By Mike Vulpo Apr 25, 2016 10:41 PMTags
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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are taking a stand against North Carolina's Anti-LGBT legislation.

Two months before their Honda Civic Tour kicks off, the singers announced that they would be cancelling two shows in the state.

"After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte," the performers shared on social media. "One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are."

The pair continued, "North Carolina's discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away some of the LGBT community's most basic rights and protections. But we will not allow this to stop us from continuing to make progress for equality and acceptance."

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Recently, North Carolina's General Assembly created and passed a bill (known as "HB2" or the "bathroom law") that will block local governments within the state from enacting any anti-discrimination legislature meant to protect the LGBT community—including their right to use either bathroom based off of which gender they use to identify.

Billy Ray Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and Laverne Cox have all spoken out against the law. In addition, Bruce Springsteen recently canceled one of his concerts following the legislation.

Demi and Nick's tour will ultimately carry on in several states this summer. Beginning this June in Florida, the pair will play their biggest hits for fans of all ages. They also may just share the stage during an unexpected collaboration.

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And while some ticket holders may be upset with the cancellation, both musicians hope fans will understand what they are fighting for.

"We know the cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans," the statement concluded. "But we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law."

Find out if Nick and Demi are stopping by your town by visiting the Honda Civic Tour's website.

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