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Duran Duran won't cancel North Carolina show despite LGBT law opposition

Duran Duran have vowed to play in North Carolina for their fans this weekend despite opposing a recent anti-LGBT law passed in the state.

Bruce Springsteen recently pulled a gig in North Carolina after the state passed the 'Bathroom Bill'.

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

Duran Duran are due to play in North Carolina on Saturday (April 16) and while they've considered cancelling, the band issued a statement to confirm that they will continue with the show for their fans.

They said: "With respect to the current storm which is howling through this State, we considered cancelling our show on Saturday, but decided to go ahead, both for the sake of our fans and to support those in North Carolina who feel as strongly as we do about this issue. We see this as an opportunity to make the following statement.

"Yes here it is again, just plain old fashioned prejudice, fear and oppression, the same old kind that’s blighted the human race, in varying degrees, for all of its history. Duran Duran is opposed to bigotry and discrimination in all of its ugly forms, and so it follows that we are opposed to the basic premise of HB2.

"We support the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community, to have equal opportunities. We support their rights to live free, happy, fulfilled lives. If you live in this State and feel the same way, we urge you to register, so that you can vote; so that your voice can be heard.

"We urge you to sign this petition which will be presented at the General Assembly meeting on April 25th in North Carolina. You have the power to repeal this outdated and cruel legislation."

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