Big controversy on Thanksgiving day..
Nickelbacks' response to the petition. Warning- there are 'Pottymouths"- before you click here!
Thanksgiving Day The Lions take on the Packers and there are many peeps who are upset that Nickelback was invited to perform the half-time show that will be nationally televised. There is a petition going around to get Nickelback uninvited to perform in Detroit during the game. It's past 53,000 signatures- click here
I dig Nickelback, and I dig that they are playing in Detroit with some who aren't happy about it. I hope there are many Detroit players who are part of this petition thinking. Maybe Nickelback will cause the Lions to lose. Not because I'm a Green Bay fan, far from it, but I am a Bears Fan, Bears fans crank up the Nickelback on Turkey Day to send Detroit even more Nickelback Vibes. LOL!!
The petition didn't seem to work, MTV story says Nickelback has confirmed they are going to Rock it in Detroit on Turkey Day!
"Nickelback will take the stage for the 2011 United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show during the first game of the NFL's tripleheader when the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, November 24, at 12:30 pm ET," the United Way said in a press release. "The game and halftime show will be broadcast live on Fox."
Nickelback didn't address the 'N-Haters':There is no mention of the online outrage in the United Way press release — though they do announce that "American Idol" season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will be singing the National Anthem before the Lions/Packers tilt — but there is a quote from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, who thanked his fans in Detroit for their continued support of the band (petitions notwithstanding).
"We are honored to perform at the United Way halftime show on Thanksgiving Day," Kroeger said. "We always love playing in Detroit, our fans there have been tremendously supportive of us through the years and we can't wait to come back and celebrate an exciting day for the Lions and the city of Detroit."
NEW ALBUM 'HERE & NOW' DROPS THE 21ST!
Tags : Topics : SportsSocial : SportsLocations : DetroitPeople : Chad Kroeger, Lauren Alaina