SeaWorld Entertainment and the “Free #Blackfish” Songs
After watching the powerful documentary, “Blackfish,” celebrities have been stepping up to tell their fans not to go to a SeaWorld show. Acts who had been scheduled to perform at SeaWorld are cancelling their gigs in lieu of a conscience, including: Willie Nelson, Bare Naked Ladies, Heart, Cheap Trick, Trisha Yearwood and REO Speedwagon.
Millions have seen the provocative film. As Blackfish has just been released for streaming on Netflix, it is obvious that millions more will view it and join the ranks of compassionate souls worldwide. According to TMZ, SeaWorld plans to “book other bands to fill the open slots.” I can imagine that they will be hard-pressed to find an act that hasn’t already seen the documentary and with all the hype surrounding Blackfish, any music artist that may be invited to “fill the slots” will undoubtedly watch the film before appearing on stage.
Many have cheered with each act that has declined to perform at SeaWorld but I think that the real excitement may be yet to come. I can see it now; Imagine SeaWorld kicking band after band off of their stage because the artists debut their new “Free Blackfish” songs while shouting between all the other songs to watch the film. Now, that’s what I would call entertainment and that is a show I truly wouldn’t want to miss!
- #Blackfish and the #CyberWhaleWarrior Cry (cyberwhalewarrior.com)
- REO Speedwagon — ‘Blackfish’ Moved Us … We’re Quitting SeaWorld Gig Too (tmz.com)
- Joan Jett Demands SeaWorld Stop Playing “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” (blogs.browardpalmbeach.com)
- Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, Heart & others boycotting SeaWorld (brooklynvegan.com)
- Trisha Yearwood Cancels SeaWorld Performance (eleutheria4planetearth.wordpress.com)
- Your Favorite Band Will Never Play at SeaWorld Again… (thisindustrythingofours.wordpress.com)
- REO Speedwagon Makes Sixth Band to Ditch SeaWorld (ecorazzi.com)
- Joan Jett, Heart Call Out SeaWorld Over ‘Blackfish’ Movie (rollingstone.com)
- REO Speedwagon cancels SeaWorld gig because of ‘Blackfish’ backlash (wqad.com)
- ‘Blackfish’ Prompts Heart To Cancel SeaWorld Gig (tampa.cbslocal.com)