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  1. Apr 04,  · U2 launch the Joshua Tree tour in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to the show, promoter Barry Fey reads a statement explaining why U2 is playing in Arizona when other artists have boycotted the state over Governor Evan Mecham's decision to rescind the Martin Luther King holiday.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King's birthday is January The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
  3. The segment “Governor Mecham & MLK” begins at the mark of “U2 – Outside, It’s America.” As for Mecham, he had a penchant for sticking his foot in his mouth. He obliviously referred to African Americans as “pickaninnies’ and I think he was truly stunned to .
  4. Fans at Thursday’s concert also thought U2 was accomplishing more by playing here than by boycotting the state. “Mecham doesn’t care if the Doobie Brothers go elsewhere, but he’s got to.
  5. Bootleg U2 ‎– Governor Mecham & MLK. Duplo, prensado, importado da Itália. Selo Golden Stars, lançado em Contém o áudio completo do segundo show da turnê The Joshua Tree, gravado da platéia em Tempe, Arizona State University, em 4 de abril de
  6. The official U2 website with all the latest news, video, audio, lyrics, photos, tour dates and ticket information. very openly advocating for Arizonans to impeach Gov. Mecham over the MLK holiday issue (Mecham did in fact get impeached), and of course being very outspoken in their opposition to those who would use violence to achieve.
  7. Jan 18,  · The year Arizona was consumed with controversy over Gov. Evan Mecham's decision to cancel a state holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was also the year that the Irish band U2 .

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