Live Nation, AEG Cancel Concerts by Anti-Gay Singer Buju Banton
After outrage from gay and lesbian groups, Live Nation has canceled four concerts by singer Buju Banton that were scheduled to take place at the House of Blues in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Houston.
The Windy City Times reports: "In early August, Gay Liberation Network (Chicago) launched a campaign
for Live Nation and other promoters to cancel Banton's shows. Bob
Schwartz, a member of GLN, had written Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. 'Live Nation, owner of four House of Blues
locations at which 'kill gays' singer Buju Banton was scheduled to
appear, has done the right thing and canceled the hate monger,'
Schwartz said in a statement.'These cancellations show the power of
protest to deliver the goods.'"
Banton is scheduled to perform for promoters AEG Live and Goldenvoice at Los Angeles' Nokia Club on October 14, in San Francisco on October 10 and in Philadelphia on September 12. It's unclear what action, if any, those promoters might take.
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