Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen made waves earlier this month when he announced that he would not play a scheduled Greensboro, N.C., show because of the state's House Bill 2, a controversial law restricting which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use. Despite backlash from U.S. Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, Springsteen has been subsequently joined by a number of musicians including, as of Monday, two with D-FW ties: Dallas-born Nick Jonas and Colleyville-raised Demi Lovato.
Jonas and Lovato shared a joint tweet Monday stating they have decided to cancel concerts in Raleigh and Charlotte and calling the law "discriminatory" and "extremely disappointing." They added that while the cancellation will disappoint North Carolina fans, they trusted their base would stand with them "against this hateful law."
As of Tuesday morning, the original message had been retweeted almost 8,000 times from Lovato's account and over 2,000 times from Jonas' account.
Following Springsteen's cancellation in protest on April 8, Mumford and Sons, Pearl Jam, Boston, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil also canceled performances in North Carolina, the AP reports.