Los Lobos cancel Arizona show over immigration law
Following in the footsteps of a number of other musicians, Los Lobos have announced the cancellation of an impending Arizona concert in protest of the controversial Senate Bill 1070.
The roots rockers have pulled out of a June 10 engagement at Scottsdale, AZ's Talking Stick Resort in opposition of Arizona's recent immigrant law, which makes "failure to carry immigration documents a crime and gives the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally," according to the New York Times.
"The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino," the group explained in a press release. "As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona."
The Grammy-winning group will continue their summer road trip with a June 11 stop in Dinuba, CA. The full schedule is shown at right.
Last month, a number of artists pledged to boycott the state on a website dedicated to the cause, Soundstrike, including Cypress Hill, Conor Oberst, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, Joe Satriani, Serj Tankian, Rise Against, Ozomatli, Massive Attack, Street Sweeper Social Club, Sonic Youth, Tenacious D and The Coup, among others.
11 - Dinuba, CA - Main Street
27 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
29 - Chicago, IL - Grant Park
2 - Paddock Wood, England - Hop Farm Festival
3 - Rome, Italy - Cavea Auditorium
4 - Milan, Italy - Festival Latinoamericando
5 - Udine, Italy - Folkest
10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
14, 15 - Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
16 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Jazz Fest
17 - Alta, WY - Grand Targhee Resort
23 - Fish Creek, WI - Door Community Auditorium
24 - Guelph, Ontario - Hillside Festival
4 - Clayton, NY - Clayton Opera House
5 - Buffalo, NY - Thursday at the Square
6 - Johnstown, PA - Flood City Music Festival
7 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
8 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Amphitheatre
21 - Healdsburg, CA - Rodney Strong Winery
22 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
3 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Casino Regina Show Lounge
8 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater
13 - Davis, CA - UC Davis