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Buju Banton's 2009 U.S.A. tour: Canceled Shows & Current Bookings (UPDATED)

A public outcry led AEG Live and Live Nation to cancel scheduled concerts by "murder music" singer Buju Banton.

GLN permalink posted August 30, 2009
-UPDATED-

Readers of GLN News recently heard of the Live Nation / House of Blue cancellation of concerts of "Murder Musician" Buju Banton, who advocates murder of LGBT people in the lyrics of his "music."

After entertainment conglomerate Live Nation canceled its portions of Buju Banton's U.S. tour late Thursday afternoon, the LA Community Center took another crack at getting concert promoter AEG to cancel its portions of the tour.

On Thursday night the LA Community Center came through with the goods – a formal announcement by AEG canceling Buju Banton's appearances at their venues.

Unfortunately there are many other, mainly smaller venues which are still sponsoring Buju Banton's anti-LGBT hate. We encourage people reading this page to contact these other venues and encourage them to cancel their engagements with Buju Banton. We especially encourage people in the cities hosting these concerts to step up the pressure on the local sponsors.

Here is a full listing of our latest information on Buju Banton's 2009 U.S.A. tour:
Buju Banton - tour info PDF
*UPDATED*

According to our latest information, here are the cities that still have Buju Banton concerts scheduled (dates and venue information are on the above pdf):

Albuquerque
Aspen, CO
Atlanta
Baltimore
Bladensburg, MD
Charleston
Charlotte
Cincinnati
Columbus
Denver
Detroit
Eureka, CA
Hampton Roads / Norfolk
Jacksonville
Miami Beach
New Haven, CT
New York
Newark
Orlando, FL
Portland, ME
Providence
Raleigh
Revere, MA
Richmond, VA
Rochester
Salt Lake City
San Diego
San Jose
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa

If you would like to help organize a protest in your city, we at GLN will be happy to help with advice and national publicity.

Please email us at LGBTliberation@aol.com if you are willing to help organize a protest in your city -- no experience necessary, just a willingness to work on making change in your community!

If you have any additional information to add to that on the pdf of concert dates, we would greatly appreciate your sharing that with us. Please email us the info to LGBTliberation@aol.com with information about the source of your information. Thank you!!

Gay Liberation Network
a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans direct action organization


Previous links:

August 21, 2009 - House of Blues Sponsors "Kill Gays" Performer

August 23, 2009 - An Open Letter to Live Nation, Inc. Regarding Anti-gay "Murder Music"

August 28, 2009 - Protest WORKS! Live Nation Cancels Performer Who Calls for Killing Gays

08-28-2009 - Chicago NOW - Live Nation cancels anti-gay performer

08-28-2009 - EDGE Boston - Live Nation Sponsors, Then Cancels, Tour by Homophobic Musician

08-28-2009 - Windy City Times - Live Nation, AEG cancel Buju Banton shows (UPDATE)



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