Rock band Wilco reverses decision to cancel Indiana concert

From left, Glenn Close Kotche, Patti Sansone, Mikael Jorgensen, Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline and John Stirrat of Wilco arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chicago-based rock band Wilco says it’s going ahead with a May concert in Indianapolis now that Indiana lawmakers have tweaked a state law to address concerns that it would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The band said Friday in a Facebook message that it’s reversed its decision to cancel the May 7 show because lawmakers approved changes Thursday to the religious objections law that added the first references to sexual orientation and gender identity to Indiana law.

Wilco says it considers those changes “a good first step toward creating the sort of welcoming environment we encourage everywhere.”

The band says it will donate some of the proceeds from its Indianapolis concert to groups “fighting to build on the progress we hope this change makes in Indiana and beyond.”


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