Nickelback recently announced a gigantic North American tour that will begin on Friday, June 23 in Indiana and wrap on Saturday, October 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here are a handful of things all fans stoked about the announcement and the opportunity to purchase tickets should know.
The Re-Release of Big Things
Although Nickelback was noticeably active since 1995, it took until 1999 for them to sign on with a major record label – Roadrunner Records. The group took advantage of the opportunity to re-release The State (which was initially an independent album that the band personally peddled), getting it into the hands of anyone they could.
In 2001, Nickelback released Silver Side Up. Their label continued to catapult them toward the massive global success they would achieve just a few years later following the release of The Long Road in 2003 and All the Right Reasons in 2005.
Legend of the SOCAN Awards
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has given Nickelback the noteworthy distinction of International Achievement several times. The first award came in 2003, and they proceeded to gain the same distinction in four of the next five years.
Indeed, the band that came together in Hanna, Alberta, Canada in the mid-90s has become a source of pride among many grunge, hard rock and alternative metal fans throughout the gigantic nation to the north of the United States.
The Story Behind the Name
Nickelback is a word and a concept that conjures up several images. It turns out that Mike Kroger used to work at a well-known coffee chain based in Seattle. The story goes that dozens if not hundreds of times during a typical workday, he would hand over the change owed to a customer after they had paid in cash while saying a phrase resembling something like “here’s your nickel back.”
Bizarre and Unwarranted Stigmas
For whatever reasons, Nickelback has been officially defined in some groups of critics as a band responsible for watering down or dumbing down the process of creating great music and rising to the top of the global scene. This is a bizarre and unwarranted notion that largely resonates in the minds of jealous ne’er-do-wells who frequent Internet message boards late at night.
The band has had some fun with the bazaar counter narrative, although they have also bowed their backs and returned volley when antics professing the dislike of the group crossed the line.
The Chainsmokers Connection
Recently, a DJ duo that has been lighting up the Billboard charts over the last year announced their first studio album, as well as a gigantic 2017 tour. They call themselves The Chainsmokers, and a widely-read critic from a well-known website recently called them the “Nickelback of house music.”
Both Nickelback and The Chainsmokers had fun with this fruitless comparison that doesn’t hold water. They have both since posted sarcastic renditions of each other’s works, a nod to the bizarre nature of the assessment that spread like wildfire in the unseasonably dry world of social media.
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) February 10, 2017
Nickelback Tour Dates
6/23: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
6/24: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
6/27: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
6/29: Centre Bell – Montreal, QB
7/1: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
7/2: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/4: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
7/7: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
7/8: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
7/10: Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
7/12: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
7/20: Great Jones County Fair – Monticello, IA
7/21: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
7/23: Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, MO
7/25: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
7/28: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
7/29: Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/1: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
8/2: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
8/4: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/5: Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
8/7: KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
8/9: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/11: Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Des Moines, IA
8/12: Huntington bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
8/14: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
8/24: Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
8/26: Bismarck Event Center – Bismarck, ND
8/27: RimRock Auto Arena at Metrapark – Billings, MT
8/29: Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
8/30: Sunlight Supply Amphitheater – Portland, OR
9/1: Washington State Fair – Puyallup, WA
9/3: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
9/6: Toyota Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA
9/8: Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/9: Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
9/12: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
9/14: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
9/16: USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
9/21: MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9/23: Sasktel Sports Centre – Saskatoon, SK
9/26: Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary – AB
9/28: Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
10/1: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Tickets & Presale Info
Fans looking to attend any of the upcoming Nickelback shows can follow the band on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all other social media outlets to hear firsthand from the band any presale information including requirements or passwords. Fans can also look to TicketProcess.com for all up-to-date information regarding the tour and the band. Fans can also look to Ticket Process for reasonably priced tickets so don’t miss out and make sure to get yours before it’s too late.