120 Shows and Nearly 2 Million Tickets Sold and Counting as Nickelback’s Global Smash ‘Dark Horse World Tour’ Returns by Popular Demand to the US!
LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire/ — Nickelback, who was named Billboard‘s ‘Group of Decade’ and kicked off 2010 by performing at the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. They have extended their Dark Horse World Tour. The next leg of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on September 14 in Nashville and will run through October 30 in Las Vegas. Three Days Grace and Buckcherry will join Nickelback on these dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 17 at LiveNation.com.
The “Dark Horse World Tour” has been a smashing success, as all previous legs have been completely sold out. Since 2009, Nickelback has sold more than 1.6 million tickets and has played more than 120 global shows.
“Our fans have been amazing all over the world from Japan to New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, the UK and North America,” said Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. “Our fans keep us going and we are excited to play 25 more dates in the US with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry.”
The dates for the September-October leg of the “Dark Horse World Tour” are as follows:
Sept 14 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN Sept 15 - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Sept 17 - Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA Sept 18 - Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI Sept 21 - HSBC Arena - Buffalo, NY Sept 22 - Times Union Center - Albany, NY Sept 24 - Comcast Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA Sept 25 - Hersheypark Stadium - Hershey, PA Sept 28 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT Sept 29 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ Oct 01 - Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH Oct 02 - Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH Oct 08 - Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY Oct 10 - Verizon Arena - Little Rock, AR Oct 12 - New Orleans Arena - New Orleans, LA Oct 15 - Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion - Spring, TX Oct 16 - Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK Oct 18 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO Oct 20 - Energy Solution Arena - Salt Lake City, UT Oct 22 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA Oct 23 - Arco Arena - Sacramento, CA Oct 26 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA Oct 27 - Save Mart Center - Fresno, CA Oct 29 - Cricket Wireless Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ Oct 30 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
In other Nickelback news, the band has just released music which will now be available as downloadable content for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii platforms in the Rock Band Music Store. The “Nickelback Pack 01″ will include a bevy of the band’s most recognizable hits. Additionally, the popular “Tap Tap Revenge” rhythm game franchise expands with “Nickelback Revenge,” currently the #1 music game at iTunes. The new game features eleven of Nickelback’s most popular songs of all time, including “How You Remind Me,” “Rockstar,” “This Afternoon,” and “If Today Was Your Last Day.”
Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, with over 35 million albums sold. The band’s latest album, Dark Horse, produced by the legendary Mutt Lange, debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has remained on the Top 200 for 50 weeks selling over 2.4 million albums in the US alone.
Nickelback has enjoyed unprecedented success with their last album, All The Right Reasons, which has been RIAA certified 8X platinum. The six singles from the album totaled 12 million downloads and 6 million ringtones. Each of the five videos from All The Right Reasons has reached #1 on VH1′s playlist: “Photograph,” “Savin’ Me,” “Far Away,” “If Everyone Cared” and “Rockstar.” In 2006 Nickelback was awarded a World Music Award for “World’s Best Rock Group,” a Billboard Touring Award for “Breakthrough Artist,” an American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” and a People’s Choice Award for “Best Rock Group.”
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