Mumford and Sons has donated the proceeds from a North Carolina concert to charity in the wake of an anti-LGBT bill passing. The band has recently announced plans to donate the proceeds from the gig to charity, after HB2, widely condemned, was passed.
‘We’re pleased to follow up on our announcement of last week regarding the proceeds from the (fantastic) Charlotte show. We have now set up the Gentlemen Of The Road Fund which will donate funds to charities fighting for social justice around the world. We met with the Mayor of Charlotte and some other charities and action groups while we were in town and will be making donations to the following wonderfully worthy organisations: Equality NC, the oldest LGBT rights action group in the US, Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte’ they claimed in the statement