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Wilco cancel show after Indiana introduces controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Band call the law a “thinly disguised legal discrimination”.

Wilco have announced the cancellation of their 7th May show at the Murat in Indianapolis owing to the state’s introduction of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a controversial law which allows religious beliefs to be used as a defence when sued by a private party - for example in cases of discrimination.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the band say:

“We are cancelling 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 Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed.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.”

Read more from Wilco on their Facebook page, here.

The rest of the band’s tour will go ahead as planned, visit wilcoworld.net for dates.

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