Monday, April 18, 2016

Pearl Jam Cancels Raleigh Show in Support of Transgendered Community

Shortly before taking the stage in Hampton, VA, Pearl Jam issued a statement cancelling Wednesday's show in Raleigh, North Carolina in opposition to North Carolina's passage of House Bill 2 which, among other things, eliminates legal protections against discrimination of gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals as well at Veterans.

It is hard to say, given the deeply gerrymandered districts in North Carolina whether economic pressure on large, left-leaning cities will make a difference, but Pearl Jam has also donated money to several organizations in North Carolina working against this archaic bill.
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Some fans will, no doubt, be bitter of the loss of non-refundable travel costs but most will support the band's decision.  Some may even donate the money they would have spent on their tickets to those causes or to the campaign of our Governor's competitor.

Whichever side you fall on, you can join the debate on our Red Mosquito Forum.


  1. that's a really stupid decision, I can't believe they actually did that. Music fans and pearl jam fans for the most part aren't responsible for some stupid law and that's quite harsh to make them pay for that, especially considering how often they play these towns down there. And the worse thing is it's not even gonna change a single thing, the idiots at the head of the state don't care anyhow, so who's losing in the end?

    1. Exactly. I applaud them for standing up for what they believe in, but they can show support in many other different ways that doesn't SCREW THEIR FANS. You know...the people who gave them the chance to actually have the forum they are using to make this "statement". Absurd.

    2. It's not stupid at all. True fans will respect and understand the message this sends

    3. True fans? Ok. I forgot that only true fans listen to their music AND support the same causes and political agendas they support. Do you even realize what a douche you sound like? Being a fan and agreeing with their politics are not mutually exclusive. I happen to like their music but don't see eye to eye with a lot of their opinions or decisions. But if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to believe agreeing with everything they agree with makes you a superior fan, well...good on you.

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