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- Posted on Sep 14th 2010 3:30PM by Dan Reilly
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Now, it seems that type of person is responsible for the cancellation of a New Pornographers gig at Michigan's Calvin College. According to MLive.com, too many people affiliated with the Christian college couldn't get past the band's name and the only resolution to the matter was to cancel the Oct. 15 concert.
"After weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band's name was impossible to explain to many," the college said in a statement. "The band's name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography."
It seems that the people couldn't understand that bandleader Carl Newman named the group after a 1966 Japanese film called 'The Pornographers.' Even though the school says that it was an amicable decision with the band, we'd love to hear what the always-outspoken Neko Case would have to say about the situation.
Refunds for the show, which was to take place at the Calvin Fieldhouse Complex, are being issued now. The band is touring through Europe and North America into December.