Officials appalled by foul-mouthed band Nickelback

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Mayor Clifford Lee says he's been deluged with complaints from people who were appalled by the language used by rockers Nickelback and other bands during an outdoors Canada Day concert in Charlottetown.

Mayor Clifford Lee says he's been deluged with complaints from people who were appalled by the language used by rockers Nickelback and other bands during an outdoors Canada Day concert in Charlottetown.

''The number of emails I've got from visitors from off-Island, the number of phone calls I've gotten, the number of people who approached me on the street is just unbelievable," Lee said Monday.

"People were really, really disappointed and really upset."

Nickelback headlined this year's Festival of Lights, which organizers described as the largest Canada Day celebrations east of Ottawa.

Staind, Hedley, Finger Eleven, Buckcherry, and Default also performed during the concert that Tourism Charlottetown had promoted as a family friendly event. But the acts spouted their share of adult language, particularly during a Nickelback set that featured frequent use of the F-word.

Coun. Mitchell Tweel said he wants Nickelback to come back to Charlottetown to perform a free family-friendly concert.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland, Ottawa

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  • Shelly
    January 18, 2010 - 10:58

    I think this is stupid as I just wrote to ctv news. This was a Rock concert I dont think Children to begin with under 15 should be a concert at all This was my daughters first one to see , and trust me they heard more cursing and swearing from just being in the crowd . With a beer garden the crowd is hyped and so is the band what do you expect. The Kids should have the day with the parents watching the other family events and before the concert starts they should be with a sitter simple as that or just dont go to a Rock concert for the weekend . Nickelback didnt say anymore F words than what was in the crowd which were falling, being sick,fighting and this all didnt happen in the beer area it was in the general ground area . I also dont think Nickelback owes anyone a FREE concert.

  • MONIE
    January 18, 2010 - 10:58

    I have to agree with what Shelly Mullins wrote. I was at there concert in Toronto on July 4/07 ... and it was a great concert ... but again people brought there small children as young as 6 years old. What are they thinking ???? It's a rock concert !! and do they not have a copy of there CD?

  • Jasmine
    January 18, 2010 - 10:53

    I was not at this show in Charlottetown
    but I have been to other Rock shows, none of them are for children. Who were the twits who organized a Rock show and then promoted it as being family friendly ? Who takes their children to a
    Rock show ?