Wilco Cancel Indiana Show Over Religious Freedom Act

By Kevin Rutherford

An upcoming show in Indiana from Wilco will not be performed as scheduled, with the band citing the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act as the chief reason for the cancellation.

The rockers took to their Facebook page to announce the news, saying that the May 7 show, to be held at the Murat in Indianapolis, would not go on as planned.

“The ‘Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us,” the statement reads. “Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed. Refunds available at point of purchase.”

Related: Miley Cyrus Blasts Indiana Governor Over Anti-Gay Bill

Though Wilco may be the first high profile act to cancel an Indiana show following the Religious Freedom Act, they’re hardly the first to speak out. Miley Cyrus did so last week, lambasting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, calling him an “a–hole.”

Bleachers and fun.‘s Jack Antonoff has also expressed his discontent on his Twitter account, though he noted he would not cancel an upcoming show in the state but planned on “speaking out.”

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