Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas cancel North Carolina shows to protest anti-LGBT law
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have canceled their tour dates in North Carolina this summer due to HB2, the state’s anti-LGBT law that dictates which bathrooms transgender people can use.
The musicians simultaneously tweeted an identical statement condemning the law and saying that their joint Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, will not be making previously announced stops in Raleigh and Charlotte.
Lovato and Jonas join a growing list of musicians that have boycotted shows in North Carolina. High-profile acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Ringo Starr have all canceled scheduled performances over the last few weeks. Other artists including Cyndi Lauper, Father John Misty, and Mumford and Sons have decided to go through with their respective shows while pledging to donate the profits to charities fighting the law.
Today, Democratic lawmakers in the state have filed House Bill 946, which calls for a full repeal of HB2.
The Honda Civic Tour: Future Now kicks off June 24.