You have to really hate a band to start a Kickstarter campaign to get them NOT to play your city. How about you just don’t buy a ticket?
Well the guy behind this campaign clearly hates Nickelback and has called it the “Don’t Let Nickel Back Fund”.
According to the NME, the project is led by Briton Craig Mandell, a friend of Andrew Goldin who successfully used a crowd-funding platform to entice the Foo Fighters to play a show in his hometown, Richmond, Virginia.
The Don’t Let Nickel Back page reads:
In a similar vein, we are attempting to ensure that Canadian “rockers” Nickelback do not come to London, England to play a gig. With your help, we can ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here – nor even phone here.
Just imagine, thousands – perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers – all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious. Legendary. Dare we say, game changing?
A $1 donation will result in an email “written on your behalf, to the management of Nickelback, kindly requesting that they do not play in London, England for the foreseeable future. You also get the added bonus of not seeing Nickelback.”