After a year on the road, rock group Nickelback brings its on-going Dark Horse Tour full circle with extended run in North America this...

After a year on the road, rock group Nickelback brings its on-going Dark Horse Tour full circle with extended run in North America this spring.

The band initially announced just 11 concert dates for the planned outing, but the itinerary has now been expanded to a full 30 concert dates. The latest portion of the trek is set to launch April 6 at John Labatt Centre in London, ON, and concludes June 3 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.

Highlights of the U.S. routing include performances on April 13 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC; April 23 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO; May 8 at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR; and May 21 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.

North of the border, the band has a total of eight performances booked, including shows on April 8 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and May 31 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, AB.

Ticket sales for the first portion of the tour began on December 4. Tickets for the remainder of the calendar will become available to the general public over the next couple of weeks, with onsales slated for January 16 and January 23. The official Web site for the trek, DarkHorseTour.com, offers full details on ticketing dates and times.

After a brief series of “warm-up concerts” in Europe, Nickelback launched the Dark Horse Tour in late February 2009 in Nashville, TN. The jaunt continued through April, and then returned to North America for a second round of performances over the summer.

Initial ticket sales catapulted the rock group to the top of TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings. The Canadian rock crew grabbed the No. 1 spot for concert events and the No. 2 overall ranking during the week ending March 15, 2009.

Nickelback released “Dark Horse,” its sixth studio album, in November 2008. The effort peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and currently stands at No. 46 on the same chart after 59 weeks.

Nickelback itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 6London, ONJohn Labatt Centre
April 8Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
April 9Montreal, QCBell Centre
April 11Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place
April 13Washington, DCVerizon Center
April 14Hampton VAHampton Coliseum
April 16Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
April 17Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
April 19Orlando, FLAmway Arena
April 21Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
April 23St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
April 24Tulsa, OKBOK Center
April 26Kansas City, MOSprint Center
May 5Spokane, WASpokane Arena
May 7Tacoma, WATacoma Dome
May 8Portland, ORMemorial Coliseum
May 10Nampa, IDIdaho Center
May 14Wichita, KSIntrust Bank Arena
May 15Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
May 18Rosemont, ILAllstate Arena
May 19Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
May 21Milwaukee, WIBradley Center
May 22Noblesville, INVerizon Wireless Music Center
May 24Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
May 25Omaha, NEQwest Center
May 27Fargo, NDFargodome
May 29Saskatoon, SKCredit Union Center
May 31Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
June 1Edmonton, ABRexall Place
June 3Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place