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- Posted on Jun 29th 2010 6:00AM by Julian Marszalek
Having recently persuaded the likes of guitarist Ry Cooder and Nine Inch Nails to join the cause, the singer has said that a number of protest gigs are being planned for July and that Rage Against the Machine may well take part.
Speaking to Billboard.com, the singer said, "In the coming weeks we are going to be organizing a series of concerts that are respectful of the nature of the boycott in its attempts to isolate the Arizona government but not isolate the people, and especially the organizations that are fighting this on the ground."
Also joining the campaign are Throwing Muses, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Anti-Flag, Conor Oberst and Cypress Hill.
However, local promoter Charlie Levy believes that the boycott could have detrimental affect on Arizona's economy. In an open letter the the protestors, he wrote, "By not performing in Arizona, artists are harming the very people and places that foster free speech and the open exchange of ideas that serve to counter the closed-mindedness recently displayed by the new law.
"The people who will feel the negative effects of the boycott the deepest are local concert venues, including non-profit art house theatres, independent promoters, motivated fans, and the hundreds of people employed in the local music business."