The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback.
The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The group, which is headlining MTV's Campus Invasion Tour through early May, has confirmed an extensive U.S. tour with former Alice In Chains guitarist/new labelmate Jerry Cantrell in tow.
Dates begin May 13 in Albuquerque, N.M., and are confirmed through July 21, when the two acts will drop in on the Country Jam USA festival in Eau Claire, Wisc., also featuring Lifehouse and Michelle Branch. Minus Cantrell, Nickelback will join Sevendust and several other groups for the annual Rolling Rock Town Fair, to be held July 27 in Latrobe, Pa.
Nickelback is touring in support of the album "Silver Side Up" (Roadrunner), which has sold more than 3.6 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and spawned the crossover hit single "How You Remind Me." The track is No. 2 on Billboard's Top 40 Tracks chart, No. 5 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart, and No. 9 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week. Second single "Too Bad" is No. 2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally. Cantrell will be playing tracks from his second solo album, "Degradation Trip," due June 25.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger can be heard on the track "Hero" from Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" soundtrack, backed by Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Saliva vocalist Josey Scott, and Theory Of A Dead Man guitarist Tyler Connolly. The album also features tracks from Aerosmith, Cantrell, the Strokes, Default, Alien Ant Farm, and Sum 41, among others.
Here are Nickelback/Jerry Cantrell's tour dates:
May 13: Albuquerque, NM (Convention Center)
May 14: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
May 16: Nampa, Idaho (Idaho Center Amphitheatre)
May 17: Seattle (Key Arena)
May 18: Salem, Ore. (Armory Auditorium)
May 28: San Francisco (Warfield)
May 29: Hollywood, Calif. (Palladium)
May 30: Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa Amphitheatre)
June 3: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
June 5: New Orleans (UNO Lakefront Arena)
June 11: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
June 12: Baltimore (Pier Six)
June 14: Asbury Park, N.J. (Convention Hall)
June 15: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
June 18: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
June 19: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
June 21: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake PAC)
June 22: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Center)
June 26: Minneapolis (Target Center)
June 28: Chicago (United Center)
June 29: Cleveland (Nautica Stage)
June 30: Pittsburgh (Station Square)
July 1: Barrie, Ontario (Molson Park)
July 4: Milwaukee (Summer Fest)
July 5: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
July 18: Billings, Mont. (MetraPark Arena)
July 19: Cheyenne, Wyo. (Cheyenne Frontier Days)
July 20: Minot, N.D. (North Dakota State Fair)
July 21: Eau Claire, Wisc. (Country Jam USA)