Sorry Detroit residents hoping that Nickelback wouldn't go through with playing halftime of the Lions' Thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers. Because according to Aux, the band is still scheduled to perform despite the city's best efforts to have someone else take their place. Apparently the halftime show's sponsor, United Way, issued a press release featuring the following statement from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger:
“We are honored to perform at the United Way halftime show on Thanksgiving Day,” Kroeger said. “We always love playing in Detroit, our fans there have been tremendously supportive of us through the years and we can’t wait to come back and celebrate an exciting day for the Lions and the city of Detroit.”
Well, at least you guys can't say that you didn't try, right?