Elton John plays Arizona concert, slams artists who boycott SB-1070
July 29, 2010
[ChattahBox] – Despite a well-publicized campaign to protest Arizona’s hated SB-1070 immigration law through a musician’s boycott, Elton John not only played there last week, he also had a blunt message for those who refuse.
Addressing an audience of 8,800 during his sold-out concert at the Tucson Arena on July 22, the 63-year old said:
“We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are f***wits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the f**k with these people?”
Elton is not exactly famous for toeing the line or responding to outside coercion – Last month he played a concert in Israel despite calls for a boycott after aid shipments did not reach its people.
“Musicians spread love and peace, and bring people together. That’s what we do,” he told the crowd at the time.