Cult rockers Animal Collective have offered up two live albums for sale to raise funds for the LGBT community in North Carolina.
The Peacebone stars were booked to perform in Asheville on Sunday night (08May16), and instead of axing the show to protest the state's controversial House Bill 2 (HB2) law, which allows discriminatory practices against those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, they decided to press on with the gig.
However, the musicians have since decided to release a pair of live projects on a pay-what-you-want scheme, with profits donated to an anti-HB2 non-profit, called Progress NC.
A statement posted on the band's website on Monday (09May16) reads: "We felt that canceling our show, like many others have done in protest of this law, would be a disappointment to our fans and decided to go on with the performance. That being said, we don't condone or agree with any type of bigotry or discrimination."
A number of musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have pulled out of tour dates in North Carolina to make clear their feelings about the legislation, also known as the Bathroom Bill, which was introduced in March (16).
Meanwhile, some artists, including Against Me! and Cyndi Lauper, have promised to play on to make their own statement about the law, while Beyonce also honoured her date in Raleigh last week (03May16), but condemned the bill in a statement issued after the show, in which she urged fans to support local organisation Equality NC, which aims to fight for equal rights and justice for the LGBT community.