This could not be any more unfortunate. The Hives always dedicate a song to the place they’re playing, like many bands but, lead singer Pelle Almqvist did not expect the tradition to backfire quite so badly.
During their Boston show Pelle dedicated “Tick, Tick, Boom” to the Boston audience. In April of this year, two bombs exploded during the Marathon, resulting in 3 fatalities and over 250 injuries. Pelle’s embarrassing mistake led to the following statement being release on their Facebook page:
“About last night: I wanted to dedicate a song to the Boston crowd because they had been so great throughout the show, and unfortunately Tick Tick Boom was the next song in the set. The tragic Boston Marathon bombing never once crossed my mind while on stage, and of course it should have. My most sincere apologies to the people of Boston for this unintentional but serious mistake.”
Let’s hope they don’t make any more silly mistakes when they tour Australia with the Big Day Out festival; having replaced Blur, expectations will be pretty damn high!
Written by Harry Barnes