MESSAGE FROM CYPRESS HILL- In a show of resistance to the criminalization of immigrant communities and in opposition to SB1070, recently signed into Arizona legislation, Cypress Hill has elected to cancel a performance scheduled in Tucson for May 21, 2010. This decision was made in an effort to show support and solidarity with those, undocumented and otherwise, being directly affected by this unconstitutional "law". Cypress Hill recognizes those living in the struggle for their basic civil rights. Rise Up!
Cypress Hill will not be performing at the Rialto Theatre. Curtis McCrary, general manager of the Rialto Theatre, says the non-profit venue expects to lose about $20,000 on the show, calling the cancellation "a huge hit." McCrary says the cancellation was purely on principle.
McCrary was made aware of the group's concerns about playing Arizona last week and e-mailed them in an attempt to convince them to play anyway -- to no avail. After what the group's management told McCrary was "a heated debate" over the weekend, Cypress Hill confirmed they're pulling out.