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Cheap Trick and Trisha Yearwood cancel SeaWorld performances

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Dec 12, 2013 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Cheap Trick has become the fourth band in just over a week to cancel an upcoming SeaWorld performance. The group was scheduled to perform at this spring's Bands, Brew & BBQ event, but cancelled their performance this morning. The band's fans signed a petition on Change.org asking for the cancellation, though the band hasn't officially announced why they were withdrawing. The other three groups - Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson and Heart - also cancelled because of fan petitions and their own displeasure with the recent controversial documentary, Blackfish. Blackfish is a collection of interviews with former SeaWorld staff and other experts giving their opinions of the way the marine park treats its killer whales.

Update: According to TMZ.com, Trisha Yearwood has also cancelled her appearance. The source says she hasn't seen the film, but she's "heard all the fuss and that's enough for her."