Man begins online campaign to keep Nickelback from playing gigs in London

'Don't Let Nickel Back' campaign seeking funds to keep Chad Kroeger away from the UK

A music fan inspired by the recent glut of crowdfunding campaigns from Foo Fighters fans has launched his own effort to keep Nickelback away from London.

The Canadian band, fronted by Chad Kroeger, do not currently have any scheduled dates in the capital and Craig Mandell is hoping to keep it that way. He is hoping to raise $1000 (£626) in order to keep the band out of London for the foreseeable future.

On the Tilt page – headed ‘Don’t Let Nickel Back’ – Mandell, who is a friend of Andrew Goldin who successfully used the same method to bring Foo Fighters to Richmond, Virginia in September, explains his game plan. “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,” he writes.

“Just imagine, thousands – perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers – all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious.”

Those who contribute to the scheme will have an email sent on their behalf to Nickelback’s management. The severity of the message in the email depends on how much money is contributed. Mandell has given himself until November 3 to raise the funds. At the time of writing he has received no funding.

Meanwhile, the crowdfunding campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall has reached its target of £150,000 in just two days. However, the organisers must now convince the band to agree to play a show in the English county.

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