North Carolina bathroom privacy law

Pearl Jam Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Bathroom Privacy Law ‘Discrimination’

Pearl Jam has cancelled a concert in North Carolina in opposition of the state’s newly passed Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — which requires individuals to use the public restroom that corresponds with their biological gender. In a statement announcing the cancellation of an April 20 show in Raleigh, the band described the new legislation as “despicable.”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 17: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs live for fans during the 2014 Big Day Out Festival at Western Springs on January 17, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)