Bands performing at Sea World's Bands, Brew & BBQ early next year are dropping like flies as Heart has announced they will also be canceling their scheduled performance!
The theme park has been the center of controversy lately due to the disturbing documentary Blackfish, which highlights their mistreatment of killer whales. But while some bands didn't exactly point the finger of blame at the eye-opening flick, Ann and Nancy Wilson say that's EXACTLY why they bowed out!
Heart's official Twitter account made the announcement and wrote:
Willie Nelson has cancelled an upcoming concert at Florida’s SeaWorld due to criticism from animal rights activists, surrounding the controversial doc Blackfish.
The event was scheduled for next year and it was supposed to be a part of SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ events.
Officially, he blamed scheduling conflicts, which is true if the schedule conflicts with his moral code! Ha! No, but really, it seems like it's just a growing trend in performers thinking twice before going ahead and performing at a park that keeps animals in captivity.
In fact, interestingly enough, The Barenaked Ladies have also snubbed the event over animal rights issues, saying: