REO Speedwagon Cancels Gig At SeaWorld

Following cancellations by Heart, Willie Nelson, the Barenaked Ladies and Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon are the latest group to refuse to play at SeaWorld. The band had been scheduled to play the water park's Bands, Brew and BBQ concert series on February 16.

"Due to concerns regarding our February 16th appearance at SeaWorld, we have chosen to cancel the performance," the band wrote on its Facebook page.

The band didn't give specific a reason for the cancelation, but it is likely the same as the four other acts - an act of protest against SeaWorld's maltreatment of its aquatic life.

CNN recently aired its film Blackfish, which documented the poor conditions to which captive orcas are subjected. The airing spawned a series of online petitions, including one at, which garnered thousands of signatures and is drawing attention from an increasing fold of musicians.

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