10. April 2016 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum – Konzert abgesagt !!!

rivertour2016

Bruce Springsteen sollte Morgen – 10. April 2016 – im “Greensboro Coliseum” in Greensboro, NC auftreten. Nun wurde dieses Konzert ersatzlos gestrichen!

Vor zwei Wochen wurde in North Carolina ein Gesetz namens “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act” erlassen. Diese Verordnung beschränkt den gesetzlichen Schutz für homo- und bisexuelle Menschen sowie Transgender-Personen. In Folge dessen kündigte bereits der Zahlungsdienstleister PayPal an, seinen Standort im Bundesstaat North Carolina zu schliessen.

Gestern hat Bruce Springsteen auf seiner offiziellen Homepage folgende Nachricht hinterlassen:

A statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina
As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled.
Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Presseberichte zur Konzertabsage:

Little Steven meldete sich ebenfalls zu Wort:
Bruce Springsteen feierte am 28. Februar 1981 (The River Tour) seine Konzertpremiere im 21.000 Zuschauer fassenden “Greensboro Coliseum”. In der Folgezeit trat Bruce weitere 7 Mal in dieser Arena auf.


Greensboro Coliseum / Bild: Blueboy96 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Auch im Rahmen der “Wrecking Ball World Tour” spielte der “Boss” am 19. März 2012 eine umjubelte Show in der grössten Stadt des Bundesstaates North Carolina. Damals präsentierten die Musiker der E Street Band im vollbesetzten “Greensboro Coliseum” vierundzwanzig Songs – darunter Raritäten wie das Temptations Cover “The Way You Do the Things You Do” oder den Wilson Pickett Klassiker “634-5789”.

Die nächsten Konzerte:

  • 12. April 2016 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
  • 14. April 2016 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 18. April 2016 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Arena

Mehr Infos:

Share