June 8th, 2010
04:54 PM ET
Add Hall & Oates to the list of musicians boycotting Arizona.
The legendary duo has canceled a performance in Phoenix that was scheduled for next month because of the state's recently signed law that requires police to determine the immigration status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. Cypress Hill and Pitbull have also canceled Arizona tour dates, and Kanye West, Spank Rock, Tenacious D and Sonic Youth are also boycotting the state.
"In addition to our personal convictions, we are standing in solidarity with the music community in our boycott of performing in Arizona at this time,” the group said in a statement.
Since they were supposed to perform following a Diamondbacks game on July 2, the duo added, “We would like to emphasize that this has nothing to do with the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have been professional and cooperative throughout our dealings with them. This is our response to a very specific action of the state."
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