Update: The Queers show at Mavericks in Ottawa will take place as scheduled. 

Pop Goes The News — Promoters have pulled the plug on a concert in Ottawa by American punk rock band The Queers after community activists accused the group of being racist and transphobic.

The Queers, though, insist they will still be playing in Ottawa. The band also has shows scheduled at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on Feb. 22 and at Montreal’s Katacombes on Feb. 23.