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KFIX Rock News: REO Speed Wagon Add Themselves To List Of Acts Boycotting Sea World

reoREO Speedwagon has become the latest band to drop out of SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brews, and BBQ Festival.

The cancellation follows online pressure driven by the documentary Blackfish, which criticizes the park’s treatment of killer whales.

Though REO Speedwagon didn’t mention the documentary as the reason for cancelling the date, a message posted on the band’s Facebook page this past Friday reads, “Due to concerns regarding our February 16th appearance at SeaWorld, we have chosen to cancel the performance.”

Other acts that have recently canceled performances at SeaWorld include Cheap Trick, Barenaked Ladies, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Heart and Martina McBride.

Some of those acts have specifically mentioned concerns raised by Blackfish as their reason for canceling.

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