With the first leg of their 2009 North American tour just recently underway, the rockers in Nickelback are already making big plans for the second leg of the tour. After completing the current tour and a brief UK run, the band will return to perform at amphitheaters across the nation.
The 30-city tour leg picks up July 10 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY, and wraps September 9 at Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, NM. Stops include a July 24 concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, an August 19 performance at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Oh, and an August 31 event at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA.
The summer tour will feature Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel as supporting acts. Fan club presales kick off March 9, followed by public on-sales on March 13. Live Nation, which holds a 360-degree touring and recording deal with Nickelback, is producing the tour.
Nickelback is touring behind the November 18 release “Dark Horse,” which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 despite being widely panned by critics. The disc is a follow-up to 2005’s “All the Right Reasons,” an album that’s seven-time multi-platinum standing categorizes the hard rock crew as anything but a dark horse.
“Any artist that is even surviving right now is a dark horse because things change pretty fast,” explained bassist Mike Kroeger, brother of frontman Chad Kroeger, in a statement. “You’re a superstar one day and wake up the next day and you’re anonymous. To be successful in any way is beating the odds right now, I think.”
Nickelback’s spring 2009 tour began February 25 at Sommet Center in Nashville, TN, and closes out April 23 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. The band’s next show is tonight, March 6, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 10||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|July 11||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|July 14||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain|
|July 15||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|July 17||Hershey, PA||Hersheypark Stadium|
|July 18||Burgettstown, PA||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|July 21||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|July 22||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|July 24||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|July 25||Hartford, CT||Meadows Music Theater|
|July 28||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 29||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge|
|July 31||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 1||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|August 12||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|August 14||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|August 15||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|August 17||Pelham, AL||Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham|
|August 19||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|August 21||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|August 22||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis|
|August 25||Englewood, CO||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre|
|August 26||Salt Lake City, UT||Usana Amphitheatre|
|August 28||Ridgefield, WA||The Amphitheater at Clark County|
|August 29||Quincy, WA||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|August 31||Wheatland, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|September 1||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|September 3||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|September 5||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|September 9||Albuquerque, NM||Journal Pavilion|