Nickelback Announce North American Tour Dates
TICKETS GO ON SALE BEGINNING DECEMBER 5TH
Unstoppable rock powerhouse Nickelback have announced dates for their upcoming North American tour in support of their new album Dark Horse, released on Roadrunner Records on November 18th. The Live NationÂ produced tour, which kicks off on February 25th in Nashville, TN, hits major arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Seether and Saving Abel have signed on as support acts.
Nickelback tickets go on sale beginning December 5th at http://www.livenation.com/. Fan Club members will have early access to tickets starting November 28th at http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/. Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets starting December 1st at 10am Local Time through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program.
For complete presale details visit: http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. This is Nickelback’s first tour under their Live Nation Artist Nation deal which was announced earlier this year.
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. In support of the album, the band has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The American Music Awards. Critics and fans alike are praising Dark Horse. The New York Times raved, “Nickelback … has been responsible for some of the heaviest pop hits of this decade and more notably, it has almost single handedly preserved the idea of the arena-rock ballad.” Entertainment Weekly declared, “The only sure thing in the music business in 2008.”
The first single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” is topping the charts with impressive numbers: Top 5 Rock, Top 10 Modern, Top 5 Hot A/C and Top 15 at Pop. At press time, the track has an estimated audience of over 45 million. The band is currently appearing in a major advertising campaign with Citi, featuring Nickelback in network and cable TV, print and online ads throughout November and December, showcasing “Gotta Be Somebody.”
Nickelback re-launched their official fan club website on November 13th where members can gain exclusive access to advance concert tickets, limited-edition merchandise, candid photos, audio and video. The site offers members exclusives, including special contests for merchandise, tickets and meet and greets with the band. There’s also a new social platform enabling members to network and chat with other members via message boards, a live chat room, blogs and many other interactive features. Members will have access to pre-sale ticketing beginning November 25th. To become a member go to http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/.
Nickelback VIP packages are also available at http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/ which include a combination of VIP concert tickets, early entry into the venue, a personal photo opportunity with the band, an exclusive concert t-shirt, collectible tour poster (limited edition and numbered), and official commemorative VIP laminate and a set of official Nickelback guitar picks.
NICKELBACK TOUR DATES – 2009
DATE/ CITY/ VENUE/ ON-SALE
Wed/Feb-25 Nashville, TN Sommet Center Sat/Dec 13
Fri/Feb-27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena Sat/Dec 13
Sat/Feb-28 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena Sat/Dec 13
Mon/Mar-02 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri/Dec 5
Tue/Mar-03 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum Fri/Dec 5
Thu/Mar-05 Worcester, MA DCU Center Sat/Dec 13
Fri/Mar-06 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Sat/Dec 13
Sun/Mar-08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sat/Dec13
Mon/Mar-09 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center Sat/Dec 13
Wed/Mar-11 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Sat/Dec 13
Thu/Mar-12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena Sat/Dec 13
Sat/Mar-14 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center Sat/Dec 13
Sun/Mar-15 Moline, IL Wireless Center Sat/Dec 13
Tue/Mar-17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Sat/Dec 13
Wed/Mar-18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena Sat/Dec 13
Wed/Apr-01 Edmonton, AL Rexall Centre Fri/Dec 5
Thu/Apr-02 Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome Fri/Dec 5
Sat/Apr-04 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre Fri/Dec 5
Sun/Apr-05 Winnipeg, MT MTS Centre Fri/Dec 5
Tue/Apr-07 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Sat/Dec 13
Wed/Apr-08 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Sat/Dec 13
Fri/Apr-10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center Sat/Dec 6
Mon/Apr-13 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center Sat/Dec 13
Tue/Apr-14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center Sat/Dec 6
Thu/Apr-16 Houston, TX Toyota Center Sat/Dec 6
Fri/Apr-17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena Sat/Dec 13
Sun/Apr-19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena Sat/Dec 13
Wed/Apr-22 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena Sat/Dec 13
Thu/Apr-23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena Sat/Dec 13
Source: Live Nation