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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Boycott Bandwagon: Not Fucked Up

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:01 PM

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The frontman for Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up has joined the Arizona debate, responding to Stars' decision yesterday to boycott the state by not touring there. Sounding off via tweet, Damian Abraham says: "Boycotts do work. I just don't think bands not playing AZ to people that like them and, one would hope, agree with them on this issue works."

In a Twitter back and forth between both Canadian bands, Abraham suggests to Stars and all bands planning to boycott: "Why not keep playing Arizona, using the shows as an opportunity to engage the people there to get involved... use press ops before the show to talk about what is going on in the local media..."

To which Stars declares: "All 35 stars fans in AZ, organize a protest concert! we'll be there..." Sounds like Stars gave Abraham the ol' brush off and still isn't interested in playing Arizona even after the punk rocker offered a list of possible solutions that require action vs. non-action. Both make valid points as to why they will or will not boycott the state; which point are you more inclinded to side with?

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