BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX: Hall & Oates Join Arizona Boycott, Cancel Diamondbacks Concert


AZ CENTRAL: The Diamondbacks announced Monday that Daryl Hall and John Oates canceled their postgame concert scheduled for July 2 at Chase Field because of their personal stance against Arizona’s new immigration law. Hall and Oates issued the following statement: “In addition to our personal convictions, we are standing in solidarity with the music community in our boycott of performing in Arizona at this time. We would like to emphasize that this has nothing to do with the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have been professional and cooperative throughout our dealings with them. This is our response to a very specific action of the state.” MOREby-the-time-i-get-to-phoenix.jpg

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Their manager, Jonathan Wolfson, told The Associated Press from Los Angeles that the rock duo are taking a stand and will not play after an Arizona Diamondbacks home game at Chase Field. “I can emphatically confirm that Daryl Hall and John Oates are not playing Phoenix, Arizona, on July 2 because of their personal stance against the immigration law,” Wolfson said. MORE

RELATED: A statement from the band reads, “The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino. “As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona.” Kanye West, Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, Juanes, Massive Attack, Jack Black and filmmaker Michael Moore have joined a crusade to boycott Arizona, urging all performers to scratch the state off tours as a mark of protest against new legislation, which targets non-whites and makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime. MORE

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