Pearl Jam on Monday announced that it was canceling a concert in North Carolina over a law that the band criticized as discriminatory.

“It is with deep consideration and much regret that we must cancel the Raleigh show in North Carolina on April 20,” the group said in a statement posted on its website.

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.

“The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens,” the band said. “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.”

Pearl Jam joins a growing list of artists protesting House Bill 2 and calling for its repeal, the latest being Duran Duran.

(Related: In Charlotte, Duran Duran criticizes North Carolina anti-gay law.)