Sunday, December 29, 2013

Washington city declares Nirvana Day

The city of Hoquiam, Washington will celebrate Nirvana Day on April 10, 2014 – the same day the band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community,” Mayor Jack Durney told KXRO Aberdeen. “And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”

Cobain was born and raised in nearby Aberdeen.

Nirvana has sold over 25 million albums in the United States and over 75 million world-wide.

Joining Nirvana in the Rock Hall Class of 2014 are KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

The induction ceremony will be held at New York’s Barclays Center, marking the first time the general public will be able to attend the ceremony in NYC.

Tickets will go on sale to the public in January, with a pre-sale for members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum starting at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.

HBO will record the event for broadcast in May.

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