Hall & Oates cancel concert at Chase Field due to Arizona's immigration lawPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday that Daryl Hall and John Oates have canceled their post-game concert at Chase Field because of their personal stance against Arizona's new immigration law.
The concert was to take place July 2 following the D-backs' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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."
Other events surrounding the D-backs' All-American Weekend will still take place, including the Valley's largest Independence Day fireworks show, courtesy of Gila River Casinos, following the 6:40 p.m. game on July 3 and the organization's annual Military Day salute during the 1:10 p.m. game on July 4.
"We understand the reasoning behind Daryl Hall and John Oates not wanting to perform in Arizona at this time to solidify themselves with their peers in the music industry," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "The cancelation of this post-game concert is another example of how controversial this issue is."
Cypress Hill, Los Lobos and rapper Pitbull also canceled shows in Arizona due to SB 1070.
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