NIN, Maroon 5, Ben Harper Join Anti-Immigration Protest

cbsmaroon5 NIN, Maroon 5, Ben Harper Join Anti Immigration Protest

The list of artists committed to boycotting the state of Arizona in the wake of its anti-illegal immigration law keeps growing. Check out which JACK favorites won’t be seeing the Grand Canyon soon after the jump.

[lastfm]Nine Inch Nails[/lastfm], [lastfm]Ben Harper[/lastfm], [lastfm]Maroon 5[/lastfm] and [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] will each be boycotting Arizona until the state strikes down SB 1070, a law that requires people in Arizona to produce identification of citizen status if a police officer makes a “legal stop” and has reasonable suspicion that the person in question is in the United States illegally.

They join a list that, according to activism group The Sound Strike, already included [lastfm]Cypress Hill[/lastfm], [lastfm]Rage Against the Machine[/lastfm], [lastfm]Sonic Youth[/lastfm], [lastfm]Massive Attack[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Tenacious D[/lastfm].

The Sound Strike might go one step further, according to [lastfm]Zach de la Rocha[/lastfm] of [lastfm]Rage Against the Machine[/lastfm], setting up concerts outside the state featuring boycott artists. One of those artists could possibly be Rage, he said.

How far would you go to see a reunited Rage? And would you go to support them in this cause? Tell us below!

[Source: Rolling Stone]

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