Wilco Cancel Indiana Show in Response to Religious Freedom Law
Indie rock gods Wilco announced that, in response to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), they are cancelling their May 7 performance at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana. The act, signed into law on March 26 by Indiana governor Mike Pence, is seen by many as a pass that permits discrimination against gay people.
"We are canceling our May 7 show at the Murat in Indianapolis," Wilco wrote in a Facebook post. "The 'Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act' feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us. Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed. Refunds available at point of purchase."
In addition to Wilco, everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Hillary Clinton to PayPal co-founder Max Levchin has expressed disappointment with the new law:
Despite the push back the RFRA has received, Pence said that the law will not be changed: "We're not going to change the law, but if the general assembly in Indiana sends me a bill that adds a section that reiterates and amplifies and clarifies what the law really is and what it has been for the last 20 years, then I'm open to that," he told ABC.
Wilco are currently on the road and will wrap up their tour at the Outside Lands festival on August 9. You can find their complete tour itinerary here.