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NICKELBACK TOUR :
Los Angeles, CA – Multi-platinum rock powerhouse Nickelback have announced tour dates for their North American summer tour, in support of their latest album, Dark Horse, on the heels of their opening night sellout of Nashville’s Sommet Center last week. The summer leg of the 2009 tour rolls through Live Nation outdoor amphitheaters beginning July 10 in Darien Lake, NY at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, with Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel in support. Nickelback is currently on a 32 city tour, selling out arenas across the country. The Nashville Scene said of the kickoff show on February 25th, “…nobody puts on a better show than Nickelback does. You can believe that.” Also get ready to see them in 2012. Do not miss this Nickelback Tour.
Nickelback tickets for the summer tour go on sale beginning March 13th 2009. Nickelback fan club members will be able to purchase tickets starting on March 9th. Tickets and tour information are available at www.livenation.com, with additional dates to be announced soon. The latest single from the band’s 2008 platinum release Dark Horse, “If Today Was Your Last Day” will be impacting on March 24th at all formats. The brazen rocker "Something In Your Mouth" is currently the #1 rock song in the country. Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Dark Horse is Nickelback’s first release since the immensely popular All The Right Reasons, released in 2005. ... Source ...
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NICKELBACK INFO :
Few bands did more than Nickelback to establish the force of slick, commercially minded post-grunge in the 2000s. Led by vocalist Chad Kroeger, the band initially emerged in the late '90s as Canada's answer to Creed, prizing a blend of gruff vocals and distorted (yet radio-friendly) guitars. After a handful of singles failed to gain much traction in Canada, "How You Remind Me" caught hold in 2001, eventually topping the charts in several countries while gathering four Grammy nominations and four Juno Awards. Creed imploded several years later, but Nickelback's popularity only grew as the decade progressed, effectively eclipsing those acts that had once informed the band's sound.
Chad Kroeger honed his frontman skills by performing with cover bands in Hanna, a small Canadian town 215 kilometers northeast of Calgary. After growing tired of playing other people's songs, he borrowed money from his stepfather and relocated to Vancouver, where he recorded his first batch of original material. Mike Kroeger, Chad's bass-playing sibling, decided to join his brother's band, as did fellow Vancouver transplants Ryan Peake (a guitarist who had befriended the Kroegers in middle school) and Ryan Vikedal (a drummer from Peake's hometown of Brooks, Alberta). Nickelback officially took shape in 1996 and quickly set to work, releasing two albums -- the Hesher EP and full-length album, Curb -- before the year was up. By 1998, the bandmates were managing themselves; Chad courted radio stations, brother Mike Kroeger handled distribution, Ryan Vikedal booked shows, and Peake maintained the band's website. January 2000 saw the arrival of The State, Nickelback's second independent release. Issued at a time in which Canadian content requirements were increased (and, accordingly, local radio stations had begun to desperately seek out homegrown product), the album fared very well on indie charts. Nickelback toured ceaselessly in support of The State, logging approximately 200 shows while playing alongside other groups of the burgeoning post-grunge genre. Nickelback's commercial appeal wasn't lost on the record industry, either, and The State's distribution rights were quickly snapped up by Roadrunner Records in the U.S. and EMI in Canada. As the band continued to tour, Chad Kroeger kept writing new songs, many of which were honed in front of live audiences. Much of that material found its way onto Silver Side Up, which was produced by Rick Parashar (who came to prominence in the early '90s by helping Pearl Jam's Ten, Alice in Chains' Sap, and Blind Melon's self-titled debut) and recorded at Green House, the same Vancouver studio used during The State's creation. The combination of Nickelback's growing popularity and Kroeger's focused songwriting propelled Silver Side Up onto album charts across the world, spearheaded by the hit single "How You Remind Me." Kroeger capitalized on that exposure by producing another Vancouver-based band, Default, and collaborating with Saliva's Josey Scott for the Spiderman soundtrack. The Long Road then arrived in 2003, featuring an increasingly polished sound and another high-charting single, "Someday." While some listeners criticized the apparent similarities between "Someday" and "How You Remind Me," The Long Road had little trouble maintaining Nickelback's wide audience, eventually selling over five million copies worldwide.
In February 2005, Nickelback announced the departure of Ryan Vikedal. He was soon replaced by 3 Doors Down's former drummer, Daniel Adair, and Nickelback returned to Kroeger's studio in Vancouver to begin work on another album. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Pantera's Dimebag Darrell (who unfortunately died before the album's release) were guests on the chart-topping All the Right Reasons, which arrived in October 2005. The album proved to be Nickelback's most popular effort to date, remaining in the Billboard Top 30 for over two years and selling over 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. It also spawned five Top 20 singles, a feat that attracted the attention of veteran producer (and demonstrated hit-maker) Mutt Lange. Nickelback traveled to Lange's home in Switzerland to share songwriting ideas; impressed with the results, they also enlisted him to helm their next album. Recorded in a converted Vancouver barn, Dark Horse marked the band's sixth studio album upon its release in November 2008. .... Source ....
NICKELBACK BIO (Brief) :
Nickelback Overview: Nickelback epitomize the dichotomy of a band beloved by audiences but reviled by critics. Without question the most popular rock band of the early 21st century, Nickelback streamlined the aggression of 1990s' grunge, adding an arena-rock earnestness that's proved irresistible to millions of fans. Detractors rejected the band's heavy-handedly emotive style, personified by frontman Chad Kroeger's deep-throated groan, but a steady string of radio-friendly rockers and manly ballads kept Nickelback albums in the charts throughout the 2000s.
Nickelback's Origins: The group came together in the mid-'90s. Lead singer Chad Kroeger, bassist brother Mike and guitarist Ryan Peake were in a cover band called Village Idiot in Alberta, Canada. Deciding to take music seriously, they moved to Vancouver and recorded a series of self-released albums. The Kroegers and Peake have remained in Nickelback since the beginning, while original drummer Ryan Vikedal stayed with the band through 2004.
Finding a Record Label: Nickelback signed to Roadrunner Records in 1999. The first thing Roadrunner did was reissue The State, which had initially been one of Nickelback's independent releases. The State eventually enjoyed gold sales in the United States, but these Canadian artists were just getting warmed up.
Blowing Up on Their Roadrunner Debut: Nickelback's first new album for Roadrunner was released in 2001. Silver Side Up announced the band's sonic strategy within its first two songs – the surging "Never Again," which addressed domestic abuse from the prospective of an observant child, and "How You Remind Me," an epic power ballad about a destructive relationship. Those hits, which both went to No. 1 on the mainstream rock charts, opened the door for Nickelback's brand of sincere musicianship. "How You Remind Me" topped the pop charts, Silver Side Up went platinum six times over, and Nickelback were suddenly the biggest rock band in the land.
Playing It Safe but Getting Kinky on Follow-Up: Two years later, Nickelback returned with The Long Road. Despite a lack of a "How You Remind Me"-style breakout smash, The Long Road still sold over 3 millions copies in the U.S. If Silver Side Up established Nickelback's sound, The Long Road simply followed the blueprint, resulting in a less exciting record. "Someday" was the mid-tempo hit, but the kinky "Figured You Out" proved to be more interesting: a dark rocker about an unhealthy sexual relationship built around debasement and drugs.
Full Speed Ahead: By the time of 2005's All the Right Reasons, Nickelback were synonymous with soulless corporate rock in the minds of many hipsters. But if anything, All the Right Reasons proved that Nickelback – assisted by new drummer Daniel Adair – were even more popular than before. The lead single "Photograph," an affectingly nostalgic song about Chad Kroeger's teen years, went to No. 2 on the pop charts, and four singles hit the Top 10 of the mainstream rock charts. Nickelback weren't evolving musically, but their meat-and-potatoes hard rock was clearly still in high demand. All the Right Reasons sold 7 million copies.
Looking Ahead to 2008 and 2009: In 2008, Nickelback signed with Live Nation for concert promotion and album distribution. Additionally, the group announced that their next album, Dark Horse, would hit shelves in November with first single "Gotta Be Somebody" coming to radio at the end of September. The album hit with great praise and will Tour in 2009.
Discography: Curb (1996) The State (2000) Silver Side Up (2001) The Long Road (2003) All the Right Reasons (2005) Dark Horse (2008) .... Source ....