Linda Ronstadt (singer)

Date: 2004

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Music

Artist: Linda Ronstadt, singer (b. 1946)

Confronting Bodies: Aladdin Casino

Date of Action: July 17, 2004

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Description of Artwork: Ronstadt dedicated the song, Desperado to Michael Moore and his documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Incident: After the dedication, many members of the audience decided to leave, spilled their drinks, took down posters advertising the event and requested a refund of their money. Ronstadt was escorted out of the casino after her performance. The casino stated they hired Ronstadt to sing and not to express her political beliefs.

Results of Incident: The Aladdin stated that Ronstadt would not be invited back to perform at the hotel.