Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina concert in opposition of HB2

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CARY, N.C. — Ringo Starr has canceled his June concert in Cary because of the passing of House Bill 2.

The concert was scheduled for June 18 at the Koka Booth Amphitheater.

Tickets purchased with a credit card via the box office, phone or online will automatically be refunded to the original credit card used, according to the venue’s website.

Tickets purchased using cash must be returned to the box office for a cash refund.

The following statement is posted on the venue’s website:

“Ringo Starr cancels his North Carolina performance in opposition to the passing of HB2. Like Bruce Springsteen and other fellow artists, Ringo stands with those fighting against the bigotry of HB2.

“Ringo states, ‘I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.’ This law opens the door to discrimination everywhere by limiting anti-discrimination laws against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Ringo adds, ‘How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.’ He asks that we all support organizations that are fighting to overturn this law in whatever way we can.

“As Canned Heat sang, ‘let’s work together,’ and The Beatles said, ‘all you need is love.'”

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