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What We Feel Is Morally Right': Maroon 5 Cancels North Carolina Concerts Over Transgender Bathroom Controversy

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Other major performers pulling out of North Carolina include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam, Itzhak Perlman and Ringo Starr.

RALEIGH, N.C. (TheBlaze/AP) — The pop group Maroon 5 has joined the list of entertainers canceling appearances in North Carolina because of the passage of legislation that denies anti-discrimination protections and dictates which restrooms transgender people can use.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the 2015 We Can Survive Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Image source: Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

The members said they won't appear Sept. 11 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte or Sept. 12 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. The band announced on its website Friday that its members feel canceling "comes down to what we feel is morally right."

Other major performers pulling out of North Carolina include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam, Itzhak Perlman and Ringo Starr.

Maroon 5 is led by Adam Levine, who doubles as a celebrity musician-coach on NBC's "The Voice."

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