The Indianapolis show was scheduled for May 7


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“Hope to get back to the Hoosier State someday soon, when this odious measure is repealed,” they added in a follow-up Tweet.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

  • colbertfan

    Um, some Wilco fans are LGBT. And many who are not stand with the LGBT community. A concert is more important than justice for all? Get some perspective. Kudos Wilco!

  • dualanonymity

    Oh, stop it. Wilco fans aren’t “suffering”. Gays, lesbians, transgendered, et al. are suffering. You’re just whining. If you’re a Wilco fan, ask yourself why the band’s beliefs are more important than the money they’re losing. Tweedy & co, and other businesses pulling out of Indiana, should be commended, because the homophobes who ru(i)n Indiana will change their minds only when the silence of lost revenue becomes deafening – when, perhaps, the Indy 500 becomes the Charlotte 500.

  • Thomas Klæbo

    Why do Wilco-fans have to suffer because of some crazy laws? I really don`t understand this.

  • Xerocky