My Chemical Romance Un-Boycotting Arizona: List of Sound Strike Deserters Grows
New Jersey-based pop-punk-emo band My Chemical Romance seems to have deserted the Sound Strike.
The band was on an old list of acts boycotting Arizona over the super-stupid immigration law SB 1070 -- which was gutted by the courts before it took effect -- but announced today a Marquee Theatre show on May 24, 2011.
Pitbull, another original Sound Striker, crossed the picket line last month after issuing a statement saying he'd decided to back off his protest because the law never really went into effect.
My Chemical Romance added the Tempe date to their World Contamination Tour without any statement. Their representative, TJ Tauriello of Warner Bros. Records hasn't responded to an inquiry about the change of heart.
The band's name has been removed from the Sound Strike's site artist list though the old press release announcing their addition (see screenshot above) is still live.