Bare­naked Ladies can­cel SeaWorld show

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TORONTO — Bare­naked Ladies have scrapped an up­com­ing con­cert at SeaWorld in Or­lando, Fla., af­ter an On­tario an­i­mal wel­fare ac­tivist started a pe­ti­tion against the show. The Toronto band an­nounced the can­cel­la­tion on its Face­book page, say­ing it “talked things over and de­cided not to play at SeaWorld at this time.” Mike Gar­rett of St. Catharines, Ont., launched the online pe­ti­tion ask­ing Bare­naked Ladies to re­con­sider the con­cert sched­uled for Feb. 15 at the ma­rine park. The pe­ti­tion got nearly 12,000 sig­na­tures and sug­gested the band watch the doc­u­men­tary Black­fish, which looks at con­di­tions sur­round­ing killer whales in cap­tiv­ity at ma­rine parks. Bare­naked Ladies write it’s “a com­pli­cated is­sue” and the group doesn’t “claim to un­der­stand all of it.” But the band adds they “don’t feel com­fort­able pro­ceed­ing with the gig at this time.”

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