Lilith Fair Cancels Arizona Concert Date
via the Arizona Daily Star
"...it might have been the result of a seed planted by Go-Gos frontwoman Belinda Carlisle earlier this month. In a Facebook posting, Carlisle condemned the state's immigration law, set to go into effect July 29. The posting has been removed and the Go-Gos, in a statement Monday, said they had no idea why the date was ditched.
"We regret the loss of the date on our farewell tour as we know we have many devoted fans in Arizona," the statement read..." (READ MORE)
"Lilith Fair has been suffering from lagging ticket sales and have gone so far as to add Selena Gomez to the line-up in the hopes of bringing in the under-20 crowd. Now the tour has cancelled their July 8 date in Phoenix, Ariz., but it may not be because of poor sales.
-via Chart Attack
Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle took exception to Arizona's recently passed immigration law, which states any person unable to document they're in the United States legally can be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $2,500 U.S.
"The GoGo's are encouraging Lilith to move this date to another state in protest of the new immigration law. We are NOT supporting the state government," wrote on her Facebook account a few weeks ago. "I don't mix business and politics but I'm afraid I have to this time." ..." (READ MORE)