Winnipeg Doesn’t Want You, Nickelback! (video)
The NHL has commissioned Nickelback to perform at the Winnipeg Jets’ first game ever and some residents of Winnipeg aren’t too hip to the idea. Critics from the local newspaper, the Winnipeg Free Press, wrote this open letterasking the league to kindly reconsider:
As people who love music and love Winnipeg even more, we have a request: Please ensure this does not happen. The return of the NHL to Winnipeg is something we have been dreaming about for 15 years. Please do not sully the celebration with the presence of a band whose existence is antithetical to the very concept of celebration.
Please, Person In Charge Of Booking This Event, do not bring Nickelback to Winnipeg that weekend. They can play the arena to their own fans — of which there are many — any time. But a free public performance? That would be tantamount to spitting on Bobby Hull’s toupee, burning Dale Hawerchuk’s jersey, leaving something wet on Thomas Steen’s city council seat or tripping Teemu Selanne on the ice during his final season in the NHL.
Maybe Nickelback should get a fucking clue and call it a day. During Nickelback’s 2-song performance at Portugal’s Ilha do Ermal Festival in 2002 the band was being continually slammed with rocks and bottles during the early part of their performance (they barely got through 2 songs) which caused the band to stop their show.