Pearl Jam have cancelled their scheduled live show at Raleigh, North Carolina, in protest at the states controversial LGBT legislation which the band have dubbed as ‘a despicable piece of legislation.’
In a statement released on their official website the grunge legends express regret at cancelling the show which was scheduled for April 20.
North Carolina’s HB2 legislation was passed by the North Carolina Senate in response to Charlotte’s non-discrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.
The bill blocks transgender individuals from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity and stops cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances to protect gay and transgender people.
Pearl Jam follow Bruce Springsteen in pulling out of a schedule N.C show in protest at the new legislation.
The band advise refunds are available at point of purchase.