Howie and I have been on the phones asking musicians to cancel any gig they have in Arizona. Some are contractually stuck, but some aren't, and this revenue will sorely be missed. (We didn't have anything to do with this cancellation) The outrage is slowly building, and in the end, money talks for these xenophobes.
BIG h/t to Cypress Hill for stepping up to the plate.
Arizona lawmakers recently passed the SB1070 immigration bill, allowing officials to detain anyone they suspect to be an illegal alien.
The new ruling has infuriated a string of stars including Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, and Cypress Hill have pledged their support to immigrants by scrapping their planned gig in Tucson on May 21st.
Explaining the move in a statement, the California-based Latin group says, "This decision was made in an effort to show support and solidarity with those, undocumented and otherwise, being directly affected by this unconstitutional law. Cypress Hill recognizes those living in the struggle for their basic civil rights."
Please support Cypress Hill, dog.
I'm a twittering fool too: JohnAmato