Nickelback Ready To Hit 'The Long Road'
Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is due Sept. 23 via Roadrunner, will embark the following month on a headlining U.S. tour, with Trapt and Three Days Grace in tow.Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is due Sept. 23 via Roadrunner, will embark the following month on a headlining U.S. tour, with Trapt and Three Days Grace in tow. The tour will kick off Oct. 14 in Lubbock, Texas, and has 20 dates currently set through a Nov. 11 engagement in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Beforehand, the group will celebrate the release of "The Long Road" with a Sept. 20 free concert in Toronto. The show will be held at the city's Yonge and Dundas Square and will be broadcast on MuchMusic in Canada. Fans tuning in can send questions to the band via phone, fax or E-mail.
"The Long Road" is led by the single "Someday," which is No. 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 6 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Other cuts on the album include "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," "Do This Anymore" and "Throw Yourself Away."
The album is the follow-up to the band's breakthrough, "Silver Side Up." Released in September 2001, the set debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 4.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album spawned the smash single "How You Remind Me," which topped Billboard's Hot 100 as well as the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts.
"There's no central theme here," frontman Chad Kroeger told Billboard about the new album. "'Silver Side Up' was very personal. This one doesn't draw on the experiences of my life; it could be anybody's story."
Here are Nickelback's U.S. tour dates:
Oct. 14: Lubbock, Texas (Canyon Amphitheater)
Oct. 16: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage)
Oct. 17: Corpus Christi, Texas (Concrete St. Amphitheater)
Oct. 18: Shiner, Texas (Shiner "Boctoberfest")
Oct. 20: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
Oct. 21: Biloxi, Miss. (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Oct. 22: Duluth, Ga. (Arena at Gwinnett Center)
Oct. 24: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheater)
Oct. 25: Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Show Me Center)
Oct. 26: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
Oct. 28: Akron, Ohio (Rhodes Arena)
Oct. 29: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Deltaplex)
Oct. 31: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Hotel and Casino)
Nov. 1: Utica, N.Y. (Utica Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 2: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
Nov. 4: Pittsburgh (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Nov. 6: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 7: Villa Park, Ill. (Odeum)
Nov. 8: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Nov. 9: Cedar Falls, Iowa (UNI Dome)