"We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won't come here. They are f***wits! Let's face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what's the (expletive) with these people?"
An outstanding point on selective righteous indignation, we might add.
And he ignored calls to boycott Israel amid the Gaza floatilla controversy by playing in Tel Aviv last month. Not too shabby of a summer. Not too shabby, at all.
So, given all that, it's a no-brainer who are featured artist is going to be this week.
Ladies and Gentleman, from the Royal Opera House in London, it's Elton John performing "Philadelphia Freedom".
P.S. On a somewhat related note, one of our favorite bands Calexico, is coming to town in September. They're based out of Tucson and they're open border lefties. If FaceBook discussions are to be believed, we have a very bad feeling we will be proselytized to at the show regarding SB 1070. We're so not looking forward to that.
Shut up and play!