INDIANAPOLIS, (CelebrityAccess) — Indie rockers Wilco canceled their scheduled May 7 concert in Indianapolis, following the state's passage of the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The act stipulates that the state cannot "substantially burden a person's exercise of religion" except in the case of a "compelling government interest." The law has been widely interpreted to allow for business owners in Indiana to
discriminate against customers based on religious concerns.
In a post on the band's Facebook page, a spokesperson for Wilco wrote "We are canceling our May 7 show at the Murat in Indianapolis. 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 Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed.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."
Wilco joins organizations such as the State of Connecticut, the Gen-Con convention and internet company Angie's List in boycotting the state over the legislation. – Staff Writers