Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has laughed off a kickstarter campaign that aims to ban the band from playing in London again.
The kickstater campaign, founded by Londoner Craig Mandell, aims to raise $1000 to ensure the Canadian rockers ‘do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here – not even phone here.’
In an interview with The Pulse of Radio, the curly haired frontman has written the whole thing off as amusing, saying: “I love it. More controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it’s hilarious”
Kroeger added: “All these critics, they’re just tireless. They keep ragging on the band. If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago. They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.”
The Don’t Let Nickelback campaign has raised only $282 out of $1000 and ends on 3 November.
Nickelback will release their new album No Fixed Address on 18 November.
By Chloe Painter