Canadian arena favorites Nickelback are rocking hard and working hard around the world in 2015. The Hanna four-piece has released their latest album “No Fixed Address” in November 2014 and had already booked a mammoth concert tour around the world.
From mid-February until late November, Chad Kroeger and co. will perform gigs every single month, trekking across North America, Australia, and Europe.
The arena journey will begin on February 14 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A string of tightly packed gigs across US and Canada will follow, giving the boys next to no break throughout early April and the North American leg’s final stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
No rest for the wicked they say, and the band will continue their global trip with a round of Australian dates throughout May, only to return to the states for the whole summer. For the greater part of September, the crew will take it easy, until the European leg that is. From late September through late November, arenas of the ole continent will be rocked, and the boys can finally take a break for the holidays, they’ll sure deserve it.
Nickelback Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Nickelback Tour Schedule 2015
#Feb 24, 8:00PM, Grand Rapids (MI), Van Andel Arena#
#Feb 25, 8:00PM, Louisville (KY), KFC Yum! Center#
#Feb 27, 8:00PM, Columbus (OH), Nationwide Arena#
#Feb 28, 8:00PM, Moline (IL), I Wireless Center#
#Mar 02, 7:30PM, Kansas City (MO), Sprint Center#
#Mar 03, 8:00PM, Sioux Falls (SD), Denny Sanford Premier Center#
#Mar 05, 8:00PM, Omaha (NE), CenturyLink Center Omaha#
#Mar 06, 8:00PM, Minneapolis (MN), Target Center#
#Mar 08, 8:00PM, Winnipeg (Canada), MTS Centre#
#Mar 10, 8:00PM, Saskatoon (Canada), SaskTel Centre#
#Mar 12, 8:00PM, Calgary (Canada), Scotiabank Saddledome#
#Mar 13, 8:00PM, Edmonton (Canada), Rexall Place#
#Mar 15, 8:00PM, Vancouver (Canada), Rogers Arena#
#Mar 22, 7:30PM, Nashville (TN), Bridgestone Arena#
#Mar 24, 7:30PM, North Charleston (SC), North Charleston Coliseum#
#Mar 25, 7:30PM, Jacksonville (FL), Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena#
#Mar 27, 7:30PM, Tampa (FL), MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre#
#Mar 28, 7:30PM, West Palm Beach (FL), Coral Sky Amphitheatre#
#Mar 31, 7:30PM, Lafayette (LA), Cajundome#
#Apr 01, 7:30PM, Spring (TX), The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion#
#Apr 03, 8:00PM, Dallas (TX), Gexa Energy Pavilion#
#Apr 04, 7:30PM, Austin (TX), Austin360 Amphitheater#
#Apr 07, 7:30PM, Tulsa (OK), BOK Center#
#Jun 19, 7:30PM, Ridgefield (WA), Amphitheater Northwest#
#Jun 20, 7:30PM, Quincy (WA), Gorge Amphitheatre#
#Jun 23, 7:30PM, Wheatland (CA), Sleep Train Amphitheatre#
#Jun 24, 7:30PM, Mountain View (CA), Shoreline Amphitheatre#
#Jun 26, 7:30PM, Irvine (CA), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater#
#Jun 27, 7:30PM, Chula Vista (CA), Sleep Train Amphitheatre#
#Jun 30, 7:30PM, Albuquerque (NM), Isleta Amphitheater#
#Jul 01, 7:30PM, Phoenix (AZ), Ak-Chin Pavilion#
#Jul 03, 8:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), Mandalay Bay – Events Center#
#Jul 05, 7:30PM, Salt Lake City (UT), Usana Amphitheatre#
#Jul 07, 8:00PM, Morrison (CO), Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
#Jul 10, 7:30PM, Tinley Park (IL), First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre#
#Jul 11, 7:30PM, Noblesville (IN), Klipsch Music Center#
#Jul 14, 7:30PM, Des Moines (IA), Wells Fargo Arena#
#Jul 21, 8:00PM, Manchester (NH), Verizon Wireless Arena#
#Jul 23, 8:00PM, Ottawa (Canada), Canadian Tire Centre#
#Jul 29, 7:30PM, Maryland Heights (MO), Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre#
#Jul 31, 7:30PM, Cincinnati (OH), Riverbend Music Center#
#Aug 01, 7:30PM, Clarkston (MI), DTE Energy Music Theatre#
#Aug 04, 7:30PM, Cuyahoga Falls (OH), Blossom Music Center#
#Aug 07, 7:30PM, Darien Center (NY), Darien Lake Performing Arts Center#
#Aug 08, 7:30PM, Hershey (PA), Hersheypark Stadium#
#Aug 11, 7:30PM, Saratoga Springs (NY), Saratoga Performing Arts Center#
#Aug 12, 7:30PM, Burgettstown (PA), First Niagara Pavilion#
#Aug 14, 8:00PM, Wantagh (NY), Nikon at Jones Beach Theater#
#Aug 15, 7:30PM, Uncasville (CT), Mohegan Sun Arena#
#Aug 18, 7:30PM, Mansfield (MA), Xfinity Center#
#Aug 19, 7:30PM, Bangor (ME), Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion#
#Aug 21, 8:00PM, Holmdel (NJ), PNC Bank Arts Center#
#Aug 22, 7:30PM, Camden (NJ), Susquehanna Bank Center#
#Aug 25, 7:30PM, Bristow (VA), Jiffy Lube Live#
#Aug 26, 7:30PM, Virginia Beach, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach#
#Aug 28, 7:30PM, Charlotte (NC), PNC Music Pavilion#
#Aug 29, 7:30PM, Atlanta (GA), Aarons Amphitheatre At#
#Oct 20, 7:30PM, Munchen (Germany), Kleine Olympiahalle#
#Oct 23, 8:00PM, Zurich (Switzerland), Hallenstadion#
#Oct 25, 9:00PM, Rome (Italy), Palalottomatica#
#Nov 11, 8:00PM, Merksem (Belgium), Lotto Arena – Antwerp#
#Nov 14, 7:00PM, Glasgow (United Kingdom), The Hydro At SECC#
Canadian hard rockers Nickelback sure are a peculiar bunch and an odd act. On one hand, they are hailed as saviors of the guitar-heavy genre and the sole pure rock act to fill arenas these days, but on the other they’re oh so heavily bashed as the destroyers of all that is good in music.
We’re not sure which side you lean towards, but one thing’s for sure – Nickelback is a story of success. And it all began one day back in 1995 in the small Canadian town of Hanna, Alberta.
Ever since the early ’90s, frontman Chad Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Brandon Kroeger performed under the name of Village Idiots. Soon enough, Mike had what turned out to be a revelation while working in Starbucks. After returning change to his customers and saying the words “Here’s your nickel back,” the name of today’s leading rock brand was born.
Following the early EP “Hesher” in 1996 and two full-length albums, 1996’s “Curb” and 1999’s “The State,” the band was ready to find their spot on the rockstar map right at the turn of millennia. In the meantime, Ryan Vikedal joined the fold as the new drummer.
In 2001, “Silver Side Up” was released. It featured a little ditty called “How You Remind Me,” which just happened to define a goal so many rock acts of the 2000s will try to accomplish. Over 10 million copies sold around the globe, No. 1 spots around the globe, arena shows, the boys had it all.
At this point, Nickelback already had a working formula for success and functioned like a well-oiled machine, not something many rock bands can brag about in the early stages of their careers.
“The Long Road” was released in 2003, featuring “Someday” as the lead ballad and “Because of You” as the lead rocker.
Although the band isn’t known for internal turmoil, a few bumps were still inevitable, as Vikedal had to be replaced in 2005 due to severe disagreements with bandmates. He was quickly replaced by Daniel Adair, just as the band was getting ready to make a quantum leap.
In the same year, Nickelback released “All the Right Reasons,” their only No. 1 US album to date and the band’s best-seller with 15 million units shipped around the globe. Hits like “Photograph,” Rockstar,” “Far Away,” “Savin’ Me” and “Animals” were met by severe ripping from the critics, but helped establish Nickelback as the rock’s next, and to this date last arena behemoth.
A massive tour followed, causing the band’s next album to be released three years later. In 2008, Kroeger and co. paired up with iconic producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Foreigner, etc.) to deliver “Dark Horse,” one of the hardest-rocking albums of their career. Led by ripping tunes such as future WWE theme “Burn It to the Ground” and “Something in Your Mouth,” the recorded debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold 5 million copies around the world.
2011’s “Here and Now” and 2014’s “No Fixed Address” followed, further establishing the band as one of the strongest acts in the business.
The extent to which Nickelback can be hated deserves an article of its own, but interestingly enough, even the band members point out that it’s that very same hate that kept them going stronger than ever, appreciating what they have. Or in Mr. Chad’s words, “each day’s a gift and not a given right.”