Posted: 3:39 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Two more musical acts have pulled out of concerts due to the controversial captive Orca documentary Blackfish.
’80s rock goddess Pat Benatar and the legendary Beach Boys have cancelled scheduled performances at Tampa, Florida’s Busch Gardens after being made aware that the theme park is actually owned by SeaWorld.
Benatar announced on her Facebook that “it has come to our attention that Busch Gardens is an affiliate of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. In light of this we have opted to cancel our February 22, 2014 performance at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”
A park spokesman also confirmed that the Beach Boys will no longer be performing their scheduled February 15 show.
Nine other acts including Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Barenaked Ladies and others have pulled out of Sea World Orlando’s Bands Brews & BBQ concert series in light of the drama surrounding Blackfish.