REO Speedwagon is 6th band to cancel SeaWorld performance

Yet another band has dropped out of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brews, and BBQ Festival following online pressure prompted by the documentary "Blackfish," which is critical of the park's treatment of killer whales.

REO Speedwagon followed Cheap Trick, Barenaked Ladies, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson and Heart in their decision to cancel performances scheduled for February.

The band removed the performance date from their website but did not say if the documentary was directly related to their decision to cancel.

"Due to concerns regarding our February 16th appearance at SeaWorld, we have chosen to cancel the performance," the band said in a Facebook post Friday. or 407-420-5447

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