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Wilco Cancels Indianapolis Tour Date Due to Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Wilco is taking a stand against Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

On Monday, the Chicago alternative rock band tweeted exactly why they would be canceling their Indianapolis tour date. The cancellation is in protest of the recently enacted Indiana law that critics say could allow businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian patrons.

“We’re canceling our 5/7 show in Indianapolis,” the band wrote. “’Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination.”

“Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed,” they added. “Refunds available at point of purchase.”

Wilco was originally set to play May 7 at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre.

Last Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the bill into law, which he says is intended to keep the government from infringing on a business owner’s religious beliefs. There has been significant pushback since the news hit last week, with some companies and political figures protesting the new law.

Several entertainment figures have taken to speaking out against the law, including Ashton Kutcher and George Takei.

“Outraged over Indiana Freedom to Discriminate law, signed today,” Takei tweeted last week. “LGBTs aren’t 2nd class citizens. #BoycottIndiana #Pence”

The rest of Wilco’s 20th anniversary tour is currently scheduled to continue as planned, kicking off April 22 in Dallas.

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