It seems that Bruce Springsteen has set quite a precedent by cancelling his gig in North Carolina because of a new law that was recently passed that is seen as discriminatory to transgender people.

Pearl Jam are the latest band to pull their gig in the state, where they were due to perform at Raleigh's PNC Arena tomorrow.

In a statement posted to their website, they wrote: "The practical implications are expansive and its negative impact upon basic human rights is profound. We want America to be a place where no one can be turned away from a business because of who they love or fired from their job for who they are. It is for this reason that we must take a stand against prejudice."

Last week, Ringo Starr also cancelled a gig he was due to play in North Carolina in June, while Mumford & Sons, who recently played there, have made a donation to a LGBT charity in the state.