Swedish Band Apologizes After Dedicating ‘Tick Tick Boom’ To Boston


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The Swedish band The Hives apologized Friday after they dedicated their song “Tick Tick Boom” to the city of Boston while performing there Thursday night.

“This song’s for everyone in Boston. It’s about stuff blowing up. It’s called Tick, Tick, boom,” the lead singer told the crowd of Bostonians gathered at TD Garden, about eight months after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, CBS reports.

The Twitter response was not great:

The band posted an apology on its Facebook page Friday.

“The tragic Boston Marathon bombing never once crossed my mind while on stage, and of course it should have,” the statement from lead singer Pelle Almqvist said. “My most sincere apologies to the people of Boston for this unintentional but serious mistake.