Raleigh, N.C. — Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, pop singers touring together on the Future Now tour, announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that they would forgo two scheduled North Carolina appearances in protest against House Bill 2.
"One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included and accepted for who they are," the artists wrote, tagging their post #RepealHB2.
The tour was scheduled for Charlotte June 30 and PNC Arena July 2. Ticket can be refunded at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone through will be automatically refunded.
Lovato and Jonas join a growing list of spring and summer tours that have eliminated North Carolina stops, including those by Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.
House Bill 2 prohibits discrimination protections from being extended to gay and transgender people and prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that align with their gender identity.
Jonas, who rose to popularity as part of a boy band with his brothers, has dozens of relatives in the Tar Heel State. A report in the Charlotte Observer said the Jonas family could trace their North Carolina roots to the 1700s.