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Jackson Browne Turns North Carolina Shows into Fundraisers for LGBT Groups


Credit: Nels IsraelsonJackson Browne has decided not to join such artists as Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr in boycotting performing in North Carolina as a protest over the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” which many people consider to be discriminatory against the LGBT community. However, Browne is showing his support for LGBT citizens in another way, announcing that he will donate all the proceeds from two upcoming rescheduled concerts in the state to local and national LGBT groups.

The postponed shows, which originally had been scheduled to take place January 8 in Asheville and January 22 in Wilmington, now will be held on May 28 and June 1, respectively.

“There are a lot of fine people in North Carolina, and some of them are transgender,” says the 67-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. “I am coming to North Carolina to play for anyone and everyone, and the proceeds from my two concerts will be directed to groups working to advance equality under the law for transgender people.”

Among the organizations to which Browne will donate funds are Equality NC and Human Rights Campaign. Jackson, of course, is well-known for his political activism and support of social causes.

Here are all of Browne’s upcoming North American tour dates, according to JacksonBrowne.com:

5/10 — Santa Fe, NM, The Lensic Performing Arts Center
5/13 — Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
5/16 — Lancaster, CA, Lancaster Performing Arts Center
5/28 — Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5/29 — Columbia, SC, Township Auditorium
5/31 — Richmond, VA, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
6/1 — Wilmington, NC, CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center
6/3 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
6/4 — Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
6/6 — Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
6/8 — Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
6/9 — Portland, ME, Maine State Pier
6/11 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
6/12 — Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
6/14 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
6/15 — Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre
6/17 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
6/18 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
6/21 — Lenox, MA, Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music Shed
6/24 — Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Casino Theatre
6/25 — Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre
6/27 — Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer Gardens
6/28 — Interlochen, MI, Interlochen Arts Festival – Kresge Auditorium
6/30 — Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field (supporting James Taylor)
8/3 — Boston, MA, Fenway Park (supporting James Taylor)
8/9 — Bend, OR, Les Schwab Amphitheater
8/10 — Troutdale, OR, Edgefield
8/12 — Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
8/13 — Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
8/16 — San Jose, CA, City National Civic
8/17 — Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
8/19 — Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
8/20 — Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort
8/22 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/24 — Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
8/26 — Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre
8/27 — Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
8/29 — San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
8/30 — San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
9/29 — Livermore, CA, Wente Vineyards

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