Wilco Reconsiders Indiana Date

Earlier this week Wilco scratched an Indianapolis gig in response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Now that the law has undergone changes, Jeff Tweedy and his bandmates have changed their minds.

You’d have to be just thawing out of cryonic suspension not to be aware of the controversy regarding the RFRA.  Critics – and there are many – assailed the bill Governor Mike Pence signed into law as legitimizing bigotry, saying it allowed businesses to discriminate or withhold services and products from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Outrage over the law still continues, even though changes have been made to soften or reduce the chances it might still allow for discrimination.  Evidently those changes are enough for Wilco. 

“We consider the changes to RFRA a good first step toward creating the sort of welcoming environment we encourage everywhere, so we’re reinstating our May 7 show at the Murat,” the band said in a posting on its Facebook page.

Wilco said tickets bought through Ticketmaster or the Murat Theatre are still valid but fans who purchased through a Wilcoworld presale will be “contacted directly egarding repurchase.”  Click here for the complete posting.