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Los Lobos cancels performance over immigration law

Francisco Duran, of Chile's band Los Bunkers, performs during a concert in protest of Arizona's recently enacted SB1070 immigration enforcement law in Mexico City, Sunday, May 16, 2010.  (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

Francisco Duran, of Chile

A Grammy Award-winning rock band has canceled their upcoming concert in Arizona to protest the state’s new immigration law.

Los Lobos decided to cancel their performance scheduled for June 10 at Scottsdale’s Talking Stick Resort to boycott the new law. A representative from the band’s booking agent confirmed the decision Thursday.

The band released a written statement saying they feel the law will “inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino.”

Los Lobos says they regret the inconvenience it may have caused their fans and the organizers of the event, but they feel it is the right thing to do.

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5 comments

  1. Gee! Too bad.

  2. We’ll miss you! And we’ll miss you again, again and again. As a matter of fact I have and will miss seeign you play everytime you ever come to Arizona. Oh Darn!

  3. Gee…..I’m sure going to miss them. Aside from showing their monumental ignorance concerning this bill, they have chosen to demonstrate their opposition by punishing the very people they attempt to appeal to. Nice going Los Lobos Del Este Los Angeles.

  4. Los Lobos, you just lost a fan – You cancel your concert in AZ – then I cancel my support for your music

  5. Canceling actually does not really harm our economy that much, if any. Those that were going to go will have the ticket money to spend on other things, and the money that was going to pay the band will stay here in AZ. I don’t know where Los Lobos is from but if from out of the state or out of the country, that is where the money would have gone. So I guess we win again.

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