Mumford and Sons’ concert in Charlotte scheduled on Thursday night will go on but all profits will be donated to a local LGBTQ organization in town.
“As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance,” Mumford and Sons wrote in their statement, “we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.”
Their show at the Time Warner Center Arena was sold out, so the LGBTQ community received a lot of help in fighting back against HB2. Read the band’s complete statement below.
We will be playing a show tomorrow in Charlotte, and recent events in North Carolina have got us talking a lot as a band the last few days, so we felt compelled to say something in advance to you.
As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.
Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organisation.
As always, we will open the doors to our show to anyone who wants to come, and are excited to get down with the people of Charlotte.
M, B, W & T”