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Los Lobos cancel Arizona concert appearance to protest SB1070

June 3, 2010 |  3:26 pm

This just in from Los Lobos' camp: The band is canceling its performance at the Talking Stick Resort in Arizona's Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on June 10 as a protest against the passing of the state's controversial new immigration bill, SB1070. The band issued the following statement via its management:

“We support the boycott of Arizona. The new law will inevitably lead to unfair racial profiling and possible abuse of people who just happen to look Latino. As a result, in good conscience, we could not see ourselves performing in Arizona. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resort and our fans, but we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do.”

-- Randall Roberts

Photo: Louie Perez, left, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, in the studio in April.  Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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