The Indianapolis show was scheduled for May 7

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Wilco have cancelled a forthcoming show in Indiana in protest over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The Act has already attracted widespread controversy across America for allowing business owners to discriminate against gay and lesbian patrons on religious grounds.

Variety reports that Wilco broke the news on their Twitter feed on March 30, 2015, with the band claiming the Act “feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination”.

“Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed,” they added in a follow-up Tweet.

Wilco was originally set to play May 7 at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre.