Los Lobos has canceled a scheduled Phoenix-area performance, and you'll never guess why!
Here's an excerpt from the press release we received:
Grammy Award winning roots-rock band Los Lobos has decided to cancel their scheduled performance at The Talking Stick Resort on June 10th, 2010. The band has made this decision based on the current call to boycott Arizona in response to SB 1070.
"Through their management, Los Lobos issued the following statement: 'We support the boycott of Arizona. The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino. As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resort and our fans, but we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do.
Still no word on whether the group will perform at Hotel Congress' Hoco Fest over Labor Day weekend, but needless to say this does not bode well.