By Radio.com Staff
Mumford & Sons are slated to perform tonight in Charlotte, NC.
While some artists are boycotting the state after the passage of a controversial “Religious Liberty” law, which many see as a thinly veiled justification for business owners to discriminate against the LGBT community, Mumford have taken another approach to the issue.
The band will donate all the profits from this evening’s show to a local LGBT organization.
The group shared the following message via their official Facebook page.
We will be playing a show tomorrow in Charlotte, and recent events in North Carolina have got us talking a lot as a band the last few days, so we felt compelled to say something in advance to you.
As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.
Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organisation.
As always, we will open the doors to our show to anyone who wants to come, and are excited to get down with the people of Charlotte.
M, B, W & T