Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have canceled their tour dates in North Carolina this summer due to HB2, the state’s anti-LGBT law.
The singers tweeted a statement condemning the law and confirmed that their joint Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, will not be making stops in Raleigh and Charlotte.
North Carolina passed the bill on March 23 to block an expansion on the state’s current anti-discrimination law that would have gone into effect this month. The original ordinance passed by the Charlotte, North Carolina, City Council was a LGBT nondiscrimination bill, which allowed transgender people to use the bathroom according to the gender with which they identify.
The new measure was set to go into effect this month but was revoked after North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the state-level bipartisan legislation, House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, into law.
Bruce Springsteen was the first high-profile performer to cancel a performance in the state.