Boston has canceled three upcoming shows in North Carolina to protest a state law it criticized as discriminatory.

Tom Scholz, the group's singer-songwriter, announced the cancellation of three shows on Facebook.

“While the enjoyment of our fans is our central concern, and we have been looking forward to celebrating forty years of history performing for our listeners in North Carolina with spectacular live shows this spring, human rights are more important,” Scholz wrote. “It is with deep regret, that I must announce the cancellation of our upcoming shows on May 4, 5 & 6 in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh in order to raise awareness, and protest in the strongest terms, the recent passage of HB2, the so called “North Carolina bathroom law.”

North Carolina's law, House Bill 2, prohibits cities from approving LGBT protections and bars students attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

“HB2 has the appearance of an oppressive discriminatory law against a small minority, who already have to deal with a narrow-minded world regarding issues beyond their control which they did nothing to bring upon themselves. Other aspects of the new law arguably encourage bigotry. With thousands of fans in attendance at our shows, it is likely that some members of our audience and/or their loved ones are affected on a daily basis by this ugly expression of intolerance,” he added.

Boston joins a growing list of artists protesting House Bill 2 and calling for its repeal, including Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, Duran Duran, Ringo Starr and Cirque du Soleil.