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Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows over anti-LGBT law

Maroon 5 have become the latest act to pull shows in North Carolina over the state's recently passed anti-LGBT law.

Bruce Springsteen started a trend recently by pulling a gig there after the state passed the 'Bathroom Bill'.

The law forces transgender people to use gender-specific restrooms and it has come under fire.

Acts like Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Pearl Jam have all axed concerts in the state.

In statement published on their website on Friday (May 20), Maroon 5 confirmed they were cancelling two gigs in North Carolina due to be held in September.

They said: "We have announced that we will be cancelling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation

"This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don’t want to penalise our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end, it comes down to what we feel is morally right."

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