By Amanda Wicks
Maroon 5 won’t be playing North Carolina anytime soon.
The band was slated to perform in Raleigh on September 11 and in Charlotte on September 12, but they’ve decided to cancel those shows as a way to protest the state’s House Bill 2.
On their website, Maroon 5 clarified their reasons. “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,” the band wrote. “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 AS WE FEEL EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY.”