Nickelback, Default Prepare To 'Invade'
Hard rock outfits Nickelback, Default, and Injected will lead MTV's annual Campus Invasion tour, which will also feature rising U.K. modern rock act Starsailor on the inaugural MTV2 stage. The trek boHard rock outfits Nickelback, Default, and Injected will lead MTV's annual Campus Invasion tour, which will also feature rising U.K. modern rock act Starsailor on the inaugural MTV2 stage. The trek bows April 4 in Russellville, Ark., with dates so far booked through April 27 in Binghamton, N.Y. Last year's outing featured American Hi-Fi, Sum 41, and Saliva.
Each tour stop will feature the Campus Invasion Expo, featuring a touring DJ, an interactive music performance area, a new music listening station, and giveaways. MTV.com is also sponsoring a contest with a grand prize of a Jeep Liberty Sport.
Nickelback is touring behind the triple platinum album "Silver Side Up" (Roadrunner), which has spawned the crossover hit single "How You Remind Me." The track is No. 1 on Billboard's Top 40 Tracks chart, No. 2 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart, and No. 3 on The Billboard Hot 100 this week. Second single "Too Bad" is No. 3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 10 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally.
Default's "The Fallout" (TVT) has spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, and has notched a hit with the single "Wasting My Time," which is No. 2 on Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 4 on Modern Rock Tracks. Injected's "Burn It Black" (Island) will debut later this week on The Billboard 200, and sports the top-30 rock airplay hit "Faithless."
Starsailor is touring in support of its Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," which is No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart this week. The single "Good Souls" jumps 31-29 in its seventh week on Modern Rock Tracks. The group's current North American tour hits New York tomorrow (April 5).
Here are the dates so far for MTV's Campus Invasion tour:
April 4: Russellville, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University)
April 5: Ruston, La. (Louisiana Tech University)
April 6: Mississippi State, Miss. (Mississippi State University)
April 8: College Station, Texas (Texas A&M University)
April 9: Norman, Okla. (University of Oklahoma)
April 11: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)
April 12: Cleveland (John Carroll University)
April 16: East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State University)
April 17: Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky)
April 18: Murray, Ky. (Murray State University)
April 19: Carbondale, Ill. (Southern Illinois University)
April 20: Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois)
April 23: Potsdam, N.Y. (SUNY Potsdam)
April 25: Dover, Del. (University of Delaware)
April 26: Amherst, Mass. (University of Massachusetts)
April 27: Binghamton, N.Y. (SUNY Binghamton)