Image via Live Nation

Image via Live Nation

Aesop Rock has just released his newest album, The Impossible Kid, and he’ll be setting on a tour later this week in support of it. North Carolina recently introduced the controversial HB2 law, which discriminates against LGBT individuals (read more about the bill here), and Aesop has announced how he plans to support North Carolina’s LGBT community. A number of musicians, in particular Bruce Springsteen, have reacted by canceling their shows in the state, but Aesop Rock has decided to take a different approach.

Instead of canceling his Charlotte and Carrboro shows, Aesop Rock has announced that all proceeds from the shows will be donated directly to Equality NC, a non-profit organization committed to securing equal rights for LGBT North Carolinians. Writing on Facebook, Aesop said, “The discriminatory HB2 law is shameful. We felt that canceling the show outright would not represent our fanbase who also stand against such injustices, and hope that by contributing to the fight locally we can do our small part in a much larger mission.”

Read Aesop’s full statement below via Facebook.


All proceeds from the Carrboro and Charlotte, North Carolina stops of The Impossible Kid Tour will be donated to Equality NC – a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for LGBT North Carolinians. The discriminatory HB2 law is shameful. We felt that canceling the show outright would not represent our fanbase who also stand against such injustices, and hope that by contributing to the fight locally we can do our small part in a much larger mission.

Please consider visiting http://equalitync.org, and donating to the cause. Thank you.


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