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Beach Boys, Benatar Cancel At Busch Gardens After Controversial Documentary

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One of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world, Montu is named for an ancient Egyptian god of war. Riders are flipped upside-down a total of seven times, and feel an intense 3.85 g-force on this track. (Photo Credit: Aimee Jeansonne Becka/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay via Getty Images)

One of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world, Montu is named for an ancient Egyptian god of war. Riders are flipped upside-down a total of seven times, and feel an intense 3.85 g-force on this track. (Photo Credit: Aimee Jeansonne Becka/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay via Getty Images)

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TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — After nine musical acts pulled out of performing at SeaWorld Orlando, the cancellations have spread to its sister park, Busch Gardens.

A spokesman said Thursday that Pat Benatar and the Beach Boys have canceled their upcoming appearances at Busch Gardens in Tampa in the wake of a documentary critical of how animals are kept in captivity at SeaWorld’s marine parks.

The performers had been slated to perform at Busch Garden’s Bands, Brew & BBQ concert series which starts next month.

Nine recording artists have backed out of performing at a similar concert series at SeaWorld Orlando next month. They include country singers Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, as well as rock performers Heart, 38 Special and Barenaked Ladies.

SeaWorld posted ads last month in a handful of newspapers around the nation after the acts pulled out of performing.

The documentary “Blackfish” explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.

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