Bruce Springsteen, typically quite an active voice during presidential election years, has sat somewhat on the sidelines while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for the Democratic presidential nomination. But today (April 8), he's taking a very decisive political stance by canceling his April 10 concert in North Carolina over the state's controversial "bathroom" law.
"[This law] dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use," Springsteen wrote on his site. "Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress."
Although Springsteen offers his "deepest apologies to our dedicates fans in Greensboro," he's canceling Sunday's concert in the city because "some things are more important than a rock show." All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.