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Levine: Maroon 5 hopes to return to NC 'soon' after changes to HB2

Posted May 23

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— Marron 5 lead singer Adam Levine spoke out Monday night about the group’s decision to skip two concerts in North Carolina.

The pop rock group announced Friday that they would not play a Sept. 11 show in Charlotte or a Sept. 12 show at PNC Arena in protest of House Bill 2.

Speaking on the red carpet ahead of Monday’s episode of The Voice, Levine discussed the decision.

“We don’t like to make statements but like to support everybody being treated equally and if they’re not being treated equally in certain states, then we’ve got to kind of make certain changes,” he said. “Hopefully they will and we’ll be able to go back there soon.”

Following the cancellation of both North Carolina shows, the group on Monday announced a Sept. 10 show in Columbia, South Carolina.

Two other groups recently confirmed that they will keep scheduled North Carolina shows and donate the proceeds to local LGBT causes.

The Dave Matthews Band said they will donate a portion of the proceeds from a May 27 Charlotte show to five groups working for LGBT rights.

The Lumineers said they will honor a Sept. 15 concert date in Cary and donate the proceeds to Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign.


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  • Marilyn Loftin May 25, 7:06 a.m.
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    I watched a documentary on Heavens Gate last night and they said there was no gender differences. They were all looking for love and peace. I guess they found it. All the cults were socialists looking for utopia.

  • Brian Jones May 24, 6:59 p.m.
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    In the upside down, broken minded world of liberals........... 1) Rock and Roll bands are the moral authority. 2) A man can put on a dress and become a female. 3) Heterosexuals are called “breeders”. 4) Babies are unviable tissue masses. 5) Serial rapists (Bill Clinton) are elected president with 54% of the female vote. 7) Obama gets 95% of the black vote BUT only the whites are racist.
    8) Citizens should not be able to protect their homes and children with a firearm.

  • Roger Clements May 24, 6:44 p.m.
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    Exactly! That is great. You said in a few words what takes me 1000. Perfect!

  • Brian Jones May 24, 6:15 p.m.
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    In the upside down broken minded world of liberals........... 1) Rock and Roll bands are the moral authority. 2) Two homosexual men constitute a family. 3) Christians are evil.

  • Roger Clements May 24, 4:47 p.m.
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    Oh no, there's no harm with transgenders using public restrooms.

    5 Times ‘Transgender’ Men Abused Women And Children In Bathrooms http://www.dailywire.com/news/5190/5-times-transgender-men-abused-women-and-children-amanda-prestigiacomo

    Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/sexual-predator-jailed-after-claiming-to-be-transgender-in-order-to-assault’

    Police Beef Up Patrols After Man Sexually Assaults 2 Boys in Park Bathrooms in South Bay

    The threat to women and girls presented by transgender “bathroom bills”

    Man undresses in front of girls in Seattle locker room, cites “Gender Identity” regulation

  • Roger Chance May 24, 4:18 p.m.
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    ....yet they play in countries where homosexuality is a crime. More hypocrites that we do not need in NC.

  • Tripp Weiland May 24, 4:06 p.m.
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    As you have been told before when you post this nonsense, the USA is supposed to set the standard for freedom. Your contention must be "as long as the US is a little better than Russia we are good to go". What a pathetic argument.

  • Fanny Chmelar May 24, 3:23 p.m.
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    Their engagement to play in NC was set up before NC's HB2 went in to law.

    If I hire someone to install a pool for me, then I later inform them that I decided [non-whites or such] aren't allowed on my property and the pool company backs out of the contract citing discrimination, are they considered unreliable?

    HB2 is our legislature and McCrory's doing. Blaming people who oppose discrimination by labeling them "unreliable" makes zero sense.

  • Fanny Chmelar May 24, 1:22 p.m.
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    The law is impacting jobs negatively.
    Kind of pathetic that our government is lying to force an agenda that is anti-citizen and pro-business.

    Yeah, I think the message comes across loud and clear based on facts instead of a commonly-used inverted flag.

    But, thank you for your concern. Bless you.

  • Amanda Townsend May 24, 12:41 p.m.
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    Yep. That will be me. Little ole me may not make a difference, but I won't be going to see them if they come again. Backing out of a contract is a no-no, in my opinion.