Nickelback Tickets for Sale
Nickelback is not everyone's favorite band, but they do have an incredibly avid fan base. That fan base was in fervor back in September when the group released their seventh studio album, Here and Now. "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up" are two singles that are not going to earn the band any new fans, but they will excite those who are already in the market for Nickelback tickets.
This time, those concert tickets will be for the Here and Now Tour. The rock show schedule begins on April 10, 2012 with a show in Moline at the I wireless Center. The band, with the support of Seetehr, My Darkest Days, and Bush, will traverse back and forth through the United States and Canada until June 26, 2012. The long tour is expected to include show dates well into 2013 and are expected to bring Nickelback to venues across international borders outside those of North America.
Here and Now released on November 21, 2011 and debuted at number two on the Billboard. Since then, Nickelback's album has not been able to reach number one on the Billboard 200, but has managed to capture the number one spot on the Billbaord Top rock, Top Hard Rock, and Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts. Of course, the album has gone number one in Canada as well.
Canada's Nickelback started life as a cover band in Hanna, 215 kilometers northeast of Calgary. Eventually, the band tired of playing other people's music and guitarist Chad Kroeger became the group's songwriter, borrowed $4,000 from his stepfather, and went to Vancouver to record the original
Impressed by the resulting recording, Kroeger's guitarist brother, Mike, and pal bassist Ryan Vikedal all relocated to Vancouver in 1996. That same year, Nickelback recorded and released the EP Hesher and full-length Curb independently, embarking on a series of cross-country tours. Needing radio cred as well as live experience, Chad Kroeger asked his friends to fax and phone radio stations to request their first single until it was played often enough for Nickelback to pick up fans on their own.
In late 1998, the band decided their managers were unable to bring them to the next level and started managing themselves. Mike Kroeger handled all the distribution, brother Chad handled all the radio tracking, and Ryan Vikedal handled all the bookings. The group had also invested $30,000 into a new album. The State was released independently in January 2000 during a slow rock period when Canadian content requirements were increased and local rock radio began desperately seeking out homegrown product.
What they found was Nickelback's single "Leader of Men." Nickelback toured ceaselessly for The State and 200 shows later, the band had gone from virtual unknowns to playing in front of over a million people alongside the likes of Creed, 3 Doors Down, Fuel, and more. The band's post-grunge commercial appeal wasn't lost on the record industry and The State was snapped up by Roadrunner/Island, Def Jam in the U.S., and EMI in Canada. It eventually sold an impressive 500,000 copies.
If anyone thought mainstream rock went out of style, apparently they failed to hear Nickelback, the Canadian quartet that took the world by storm in 2002 with the omnipresent anthem, "How You Remind Me." The group returned to the studio after the multi-platinum success of 2003's The Long Road. The result was All the Right Reasons. The album reached number one on the charts in the U.S. and Canada and number two in the UK. The album was another commercial success for the group as the album sold seven times platinum in the U.S., six times platinum in Canada, and two times platinum in the UK. Nickelback tickets sold exceedingly well too, keeping the band amongst the most popular touring acts in North America.
Albums like Dark Horse and Here and Now have kept Nickelback's music in the fore, resulting in radio play and extensive international tours. Get great Nickelback tickets from OnlineSeats to enjoy Canada's successful rock gods as they take to the road.