Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Who Will Cancel North Carolina Next? Bieber? Dolly? Weird Al? Babyface? Lauryn Hill?


Now that Bruce Springsteen has cancelled his gig at Greensboro Stadium, who will be next? Ringo Starr just 86’d his show in NC.

Scheduled soon for Greensboro: shows by Justin Bieber, Dolly Parton, Babyface, Lauryn Hill and Gary Clark Jr., R. Kelly and Weird Al.

Sesame Street Live comes in on May 26th. “Sesame Street” is all about equality. Will they play their date in Greensboro?

At the Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC, they’ve got Chis Stapleton coming up. Willie Nelson on the docket, not to mention Styx with Don Felder of the Eagles, and Kansas.

Other recording artists with upcoming shows in North Carolina include Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Pearl Jam and Duran Duran.

The question is, will these other acts go the way of Jimmy Buffett, who decided to go on with his show after making a statement against the anti-LGBT law? Or will they go with Bruce and Ringo?

I would think of all of those names, Justin Bieber would have the most impact. If he cancels, it’s a huge statement. If he continues, well, that just solidifies what people already think of him. The ball is in his court.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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