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Published: 2010/06/04

Los Lobos Cancels Arizona Performance in Protest of SB 1070

Los Lobos has canceled its scheduled June 10 performance at Scottsdale, AZ’s The Talking Stick Resort. The band has made this decision based on the current call to boycott Arizona in response to SB 1070. The New York Times described the controversial law, which aims is to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants, as “the nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration..”

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.”

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