A Swedish rock band quickly apologized after dedicating a song called Tick Tick Boom to Boston, angering concert goers who haven’t forgotten the Boston Marathon bombing which killed three people and injured more than 260.
This song’s for everyone in Boston. It’s about stuff blowing up. It’s called Tick, Tick, boom,” lead singer Pelle Almqvist reportedly told the crowd of Bostonians.
The Hives, the opening band for Pink at the city’s TD Garden, rushed to its Facebook page to say it didn’t intend to connect the song’s title to the horrific attack.
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 statement said. “The tragic Boston Marathon bombing never once crossed my mind while on stage, and of course it should have.