Just two days after being barred from performing at the upcoming Illinois Fair on its name and use of the Confederate flag, the country rock band Confederate Railroad has found another venue in the region.
The group confirmed the position in a statement to Fox News on Thursday: "As soon as our performance at the Du Quoin Fair was canceled, we received offers from several locations in the area, including Black Diamond Harley Davidson," read the statement of senior crooner Danny Shirley, who stated that he had chosen to forward other offers corresponding to the dates on which the Du Quoin Fair would still take place.
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"The main reason I wanted to do a show in the area at that time was as a way to thank all the outstanding people from southern Illinois who spoke up. Their support was humiliating. Black Diamond Harley Davidson has an excellent track record in the region in raising funds for several local charities and funding scholarships. "
After the cancellation of the Confederate Railroad cancellation, the group found itself at the mercy of the praise and support of many fans of country and rock music.
His fellow musician, Charlie Daniels, was one of many to express his dissatisfaction with the exclusion of the country rock band from the fair. write in a tweet on July 5, "this politically correct affair is totally out of control."
A Facebook group created during the treatment of the group had 2,800 members as of Tuesday. Thursday, this figure had climbed to nearly 5 100.
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Shirley said part of the performance product of the Confederate Railroad Black Diamond Harley Davidson would go to various local charities in southern Illinois.
"It's the kind of people I prefer to work with," Shirley said. "Even after the harsh words of some Illinois government officials, I hope this will help ease the tensions in the region brought about by all of this.
"I have never wanted this fight and have tried by all means I know to avoid this fight.However, to take up the words of a song that I 've I wrote many years ago: "I will not run away, I will not go back, I will plant my feet and stand up. I am a man from the South. "
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Shirley urged loyal visitors to attend and support the other acts presented: "Please, support the artists at the Du Quoin State Fair on August 27th."
Confederate Railroad is expected to perform at Black Diamond Harley Davidson on September 5th.