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Yet another performer has quit the upcoming Donald Trump inauguration festivities.
The B Street Band, a well-known Bruce Springsteen cover band, has dropped out of a planned performance at the Garden State Inaugural Gala, and has made it clear they’ve done so because of Springsteen’s political opinions.
Previously, the Broadway singer Jennifer Holliday dropped out of a Trump inauguration performance and apologized to fans for agreeing to it in the first place after widespread pushback.
The B Street Band released a statement saying it was quitting the gig out of respect for the Boss and his band:
“With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year’s inauguration Gala.
“Our decision is based SOLELY on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band.
“Bruce’s music has been the foundation of our livelihood. The B Street Band would not exist without the talents of Bruce and our E Street brothers.
“We are most grateful to these rock legends and look forward to many more years of emulating and performing the Forever Music, of Bruce Springsteen.”
Springsteen has made his dislike of Trump clear, openly wondering if the president-elect is competent enough to fulfill the basic duties of the job.