Nickelback Hauls Proteges Along For Fall Trek

Nickelback has tapped young proteges Theory Of A Dead Man for an upcoming tour of outdoor festivals. Nickelback, whose frontman Chad Kroeger had a major summer hit with "Hero" from Sony's "Spider-Man"

Nickelback has tapped young proteges Theory Of A Dead Man for an upcoming tour of outdoor festivals. Nickelback, whose frontman Chad Kroeger had a major summer hit with "Hero" from Sony's "Spider-Man" soundtrack, will be on the road for 14 September dates, kicking off Sept. 5 at the Idaho State Fair.

Nickelback's latest single, "Never Again," is at No. 5 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally, helping bring last year's Roadrunner set "Silver Side Up" up above the 4 million sales mark in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group is currently overseas, nearing the end of a European tour that wraps Aug. 31 in Germany.

The band will release a DVD this fall, tentatively scheduled to hit retail Oct. 29, according to a Roadrunner spokesperson. Dubbed "Live at Home," the video was recorded last January in Edmonton, Alberta. More U.S. and European tour dates are being planned for November and December, according to the group's official Web site.

As for Theory Of A Dead Man, the Canadian group will be releasing its debut album Sept. 17 via 604 Records, a Roadrunner imprint cofounded by Kroeger. The group, discovered by Kroeger at a Vancouver party, already has a song on the charts, as "Nothing Could Come Between Us" is No. 22 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally. The guitar work of Dead Man frontman Tyler Connolly can be heard on "Hero," which reached No. 1 on the Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks charts.

Here are Nickelback/Theory Of A Dead Man tour dates:

Sept. 5: Blackfoot, Idaho (Idaho State Fair)
Sept. 6: Salt Lake City (Utah State Fair)
Sept. 7: Fontana, Calif. (California Speedway)
Sept. 8: San Diego (Street Scene)
Sept. 12: Kearney, Neb. (Buffalo County Fairgrounds)
Sept. 13: Huntchinson, Kan. (Kansas State Fair)
Sept. 14: Sioux Falls, S.D. (WH Lyons Fairgrounds)
Sept. 15: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Lockhart Stadium)
Sept. 20: Louisville, Ky. (Broadbent Arena)
Sept. 21: Antioch, Tenn, (Am South Amphitheater)
Sept. 22: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 24: Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Amphitheater)
Sept. 27: Hunstville, Ala. (Big Spring Jam)
Sept. 29: San Antonio, Texas (Sunken Gardens)