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PHOENIX (AP) -- The chorus of artists against Arizona continues to widen because of the state's upcoming immigration law.
The Sound Strike announced on its Web site that Nine Inch Nails and Maroon 5 are the latest acts to skip Arizona in response to the passage of SB 1070.
The Sound Strike says a boycott is the most effective form of noncompliance with a law that threatens the civil and human rights of everyday people living within the state.
The group says it has become clear that to perform in Arizona, with this divisive and unjust law on the books, is no longer a neutral act.
The law states that an officer engaged in a lawful stop, detention or arrest shall, when practicable, ask about a person's legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is in the U.S. illegally.
Hall & Oates, Cypress Hill, Los Lobos and rapper Pitbull also canceled shows in Arizona due to SB 1070.
For more information, visit www.thesoundstrike.net.