Gregg Allman Won’t Cancel North Carolina Concert, Stands by LGBT Community

By Radio.com Staff

Gregg Allman will proceed with his concert tonight in North Carolina.

Some artists have recently canceled gigs in the state after the passage of a controversial “Religious Liberty” law, which many see as a thinly veiled justification for business owners to discriminate against the LGBT community.

Related: Gregg Allman Announces Tour Dates, Laid Back Festival Lineups

In an official statement on his Facebook page, Allman detailed the rationale behind his decision.

You can read his full statement below.

For over 45 years, I’ve been fortunate to play music all around this country and the world. I’ve been honored to know and be friends with many different people from all walks of life. Although we, as a nation, have made progress in many areas, it’s sad and infuriating that some, in 2016, are still working so hard to take the rights away from our brothers and sisters, as in the cases of “bathroom laws” recently passed in North Carolina (HB2 – Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act) and Mississippi (“Religious Liberty” bill 1523), discriminating against the LGBT community.

I know that North Carolina is a state full of good folks and loyal fans, many of whom are angry about and feel misrepresented by this action. My band and I will continue to play our show as scheduled there tomorrow, April 13, and hope that our music unites people in this challenging time. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community urging Gov. McCrory to listen to the people and reverse this wrong. – Gregg Allman

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