Bryan Adams Rocks DFW, Cancels Mississippi Over LGBT Bill

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If you were at Bryan Adam's DFW concert over the weekend, you probably already consider yourself lucky -- it was a phenomenal show. Unfortunately, fans with tickets to his April 14 concert won't experience the same feeling. The Canadian rocker has canceled his concert at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum to protest a new state law many consider discriminatory.

"I cannot, in good conscience, perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation," the Adams wrote on Instagram.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant last week signed a controversial "religious freedom" bill that critics and business interests in the state say is discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Bryant said he signed the bill into law "to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government."

Adams said he hopes that Mississippi "will right itself," and said he looks forward to the day when he "can come back and perform for all of my many fans."

Bryan Adams in concert at Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie April 9, 2016 (Credit: Jennifer Shrum)

Bryan Adams in concert at Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie April 9, 2016 (Credit: Jennifer Shrum)

Adams' Get Up Tour 2016 features the old songs -- and the videos, talk about blasts from the past -- and new songs from his new album, Get Up.

Mississippi's law is part of a wave of legislation seen as "anti gay" that has prompted corporations and individuals to use their economic muscle in protest. Bruce Springsteen, for example, has canceled a show in North Carolina to stand in "solidarity" with those protesting a similar law in that state.