Nickelback Adds Another Leg To “Dark Horse World Tour”

Nickelback Adds Another Leg To “Dark Horse World Tour”

Nickelback is one of Land of Punt’s favorite bands. Of course, the reason we like them so much has little to do with their catchy rock songs or Chad Kroeger’s distinctive voice.

LOP likes Nickelback because they are insanely successful despite being universally derided by critics. Nickelback is the scourge of rock snobs everywhere yet the foursome is ten times more popular than any independent-alternative-quirky-garbage band they pretend to listen too.

So just how successful is Nickelback?

Well, the boys from Hanna, Alberta, Canada were named Billboard’s “Group of the Decade.” The band has retailed more than 30 million records worldwide and they’ve sold out every show on their current “Dark Horse World Tour.”

Since 2009 Nickelback has sold in excess of 1.6 million concert tickets to more than 120 shows.

“Our fans have been amazing all over the world from Japan to New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, the UK and North America,” gushed Kroeger in a press release.

The band has added another leg to their historic world tour. Nickelback is still on the road in support of their 2008 mega-hit, Dark Horse (84 weeks and counting on the Billboard 200).

“Our fans keep us going and we are excited to play 25 more dates in the US with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry,” explains Kroeger.

The first date is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Nashville, Tennessee. The leg’s final concert is a doozy. Nickelback, Three Days Grace, and Buckcherry take to Las Vegas on Oct. 30 for a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Other Highlights of their itinerary include a Sept. 18 concert in Detroit, Michigan; an Oct. 2 concert in Cleveland, Ohio; and an Oct. 22 concert in Anaheim, California.

“America’s a big place!” Kroeger told Web site Noisecreep. “And there’s just so many places. There’s a bunch of places that we haven’t been to and we’re going to hit on this next run. We like to try to give everybody out there in the world who wants to come and see Nickelback perform live, a chance to do so. And if the demand is there, we’re going to go.”

Additional tour dates isn’t the only thing Nickelback fans have to look forward too. Just recently Harmonix and MTV Games made Nickelback a part of the Rock Band universe. Six Nickelback songs are now available for download via the video game’s music store: “Burn It to the Ground,” “This Afternoon,” “Photograph,” “Rockstar,” “Figured You Out,” and “Never Again.”

Nickelback has joined the more than 400 artists and added to the more than 1,500 songs now available for download by Rock Band gamers.

>>September 14 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
>>September 15 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
>>September 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
>>September 18 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
>>September 21 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
>>September 22 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
>>September 24 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
>>September 25 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
>>September 28 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
>>September 29 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

>>October 01 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
>>October 02 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
>>October 08 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
>>October 10 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
>>October 12 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
>>October 15 – Spring, TX @ Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
>>October 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
>>October 18 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
>>October 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solution Arena
>>October 22 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
>>October 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
>>October 26 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
>>October 27 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
>>October 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
>>October 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

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