Trisha Yearwood joins list of acts canceling SeaWorld shows

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(CNN) — SeaWorld’s “Bands, BBQ and Brew” concert series may be down to just food and beer soon as Trisha Yearwood joins the list of artists canceling shows.

Willie Nelson, Heart, Barenaked Ladies and Cheap Trick previously withdrew amid pressure from fans who signed online petitions, tweeted and posted on Facebook pages demanding they not play at the Orlando theme park.

Fans became upset after watching the CNN documentary “Blackfish,” which first aired on CNN in October. The film tells the story of the killing in 2010 of a SeaWorld trainer by an orca. It raises questions about the safety and humaneness of keeping killer whales in captivity.

SeaWorld responds to questions about captive orcas, 'Blackfish' film

“In light of recent concerns, Trisha has decided to remove the February 22 date from her upcoming tour plans,” the country singer’s representative told CNN Thursday.

“We expect that other artists will be targeted in this campaign,” SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck told CNN after Cheap Trick canceled Wednesday.

The park’s concert schedule — which also previously listed REO Speedwagon, Martina McBride, 38 Special, Justin Moore and Scotty McCreery — has disappeared from SeaWorld’s website. It now simply promises “incredible concerts with top artists in classic rock and country music.”

CNN’s Jane Caffrey and Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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