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Postby Chris » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:04 pm

Nickelback – Thursday at 11pm

Chad Kroeger – lead vocals, lead guitar
Ryan Peake – rhythm guitar, keyboards
Mike Kroeger – bass guitar
Daniel Adair - drums

Nickelback was formed in 1995 in Alberta, Canada by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Brandon Kroeger. They recorded a demo EP titled Hesher in 1996. Several songs from that EP were included on their first full-length album, Curb, released later in 1996. The album was not commercially successful, but Ron Burman from Roadrunner Records was impressed by the album and signed the band. Ryan Vikedal took over for Brandon Kroeger on drums in 1998 and their lineup was set. Roadrunner Records released the album The State in 2000 and the band started to experience some success. Both “Leader of Men” and “Breathe” reached the top 10 of the Mainstream Rock Chart. Momentum was clearly on their side as the band worked on their third album Silver Side Up. That 2001 album was a huge success and eventually went 6X Platinum. It peaked at #2 in the US and went #1 in Canada behind a string of hits lead by the #1 pop chart hit “How You Remind Me” and “Too Bad” and “Never Again,” which both reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Kroeger had a hit on his hands as wel in 2002 with “Hero” from the Spider-Man soundtrack. The Long Road followed in 2003 and another stream of Mainstream Rock hits followed, lead by the #1 “Figured You Out,” which top the chart for 13 weeks. Drummer Daniel Adair, from 3 Doors Down, took over on drums from Vikedal in 2005 and the band released All the Right Reasons. This album has been their most successful to date with over 8 million in sales behind five Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 singles, three of which reached the Top 10 with “Photograph,” “Faraway,” and “Rockstar.” The band took off most of 2007, then began their next album with Mutt Lange as producer. Dark Horse was released in 2008 and the band released 8 singles total from the album. Songs “Something in Your Mouth” and “Burn it to the Ground” helped the album eventually go 3X Platinum. The band launched a world tour that kept them on the road into 2010. The band had already started writing for their next album while on tour for Dark Horse. Here and Now was released in 2011 and debuted at #2 on the charts. The album went 2X Platinum behind the songs “Bottoms Up” and “When We Stand Together.” The band released The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 in 2013 before releasing No Fixed Address in 2014. The first single off that album, “Edge of a Revolution” reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart and “Million Miles and Hour” reached #11. The band will be playing their first Moondance Jam on their No Fixed Address tour.

Did You Know?
The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
They rank as the 2nd best-selling foreign act in the US since 2000.
The Beatles, with their re-issued album catalog, rank first.
Chad Kroeger recorded the hit song “Hero” for the Spider-Man soundtrack in 2002.
Silver Side Up has been certified platinum in 9 countries.
The have had 4 video releases go gold or platinum.
When “How You Remind Me” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001, it would be 7 more years until a rock song reached #1 again (Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida).
“How You Remind Me” was 4th on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade chart.
It was #36 on Billboard’s All Time Top 100 and #9 on their Top 100 Rock Songs of the last 50 years.
Fuse TV named it the #1 song of the decade.
It won 4 Billboard Awards and 4 Juno Awards and was the #1 Most Played Song of 2002.
It reached #1 on the Hot 100, Mainstream Rock, and Modern Rock charts as well as in Canada.
It earned the bands first Grammy nomination in 2003 for Record of the Year.
“Someday” was #1 in Canada for 3 weeks.
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top provides spoken vocals between each verse of “Rockstar.”
The song was downloaded over 4 million times in the US.
Gibbons also played a guitar solo on the song “Follow You Home.”
In 2001, the band won it first Juno Award for Best New Group.
Travis Tritt recorded a country version of the band’s “Should’ve Listened” in 2007.
All the Right Reasons stayed in the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 for 110 weeks.
The album was the first from a rock band to have three top 10 hits of the 2000s.
It was ranked #13 on the Billboard 200 Albums of the Decade Chart.
Robert John “Mutt” Lange was producer and songwriter for their Dark Horse album.
That album spent 125 weeks in the Billboard 200 and ranks #191 on Billboard’s 200 Album of the Decade.
The clock on the cover of the Here and Now album is set at 11:21.
The band released the album on 11/21/2011.
The band filmed a concert in Sturgis in 2006 and released it on DVD/Blu-ray.
The band won an American Music Award for best pop/rock album for All the Right Reasons in 2006.
They were inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2007.
Moondance Jam alums Seether opened for Nickelback on a portion of their 2008 tour and again on their 2012 tour.
Nickelback won three Juno Awards in 2009 and the band performed “Something In Your Mouth” at the awards show.
The band played “Burn It to the Ground” at the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
The band played the halftime show at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game in 2011.
An online petition to remove the band from the halftime show, due to their Canadian heritage playing on an American holiday, garnered over 55,000 signatures but the band played on.
They also played Canada’s Grey Cup that year.
The band has had 7 AMA nominations (2 wins) and 6 Grammy Nominationns.
They have been nominated for33 Juno Awards and won 12.

Album Charts
1996 Curb #182
2000 The State #130 *Platinum
2001 Silver Side Up #2 *6X Platinum
2003 The Long Road #6 * 3X Platinum
2005 All the Right Reasons #1 8X Platinum
2008 Dark Horse #2 *3X Platinum
2011 Here and Now #2 *Platinum
2013 The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 #21
2014 No Fixed Address #4

Singles Charts – US Mainstream/Billboard Hot 100/US Adult
2000 Leader of Men #8
2000 Old Enough #24
2000 Breathe #10
2001 How You Remind Me #1/#1
2002 Too Bad #1/#42
2002 Never Again #1/##124
2003 Someday #2/#7
2003 Figured You Out #1/#65
2004 Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good #3/#48
2004 Because of You #7
2005 Photograh #1/#2/#1
2005 Animals #1/#97
2006 Savin’ Me #16/#19/#2
2006 Far Away -/#8/#1
2006 Rockstar #4/#6/#6
2006 If Everyone Cared #37/#17/#1
2007 Side of a Bullett #7
2008 Gotta Be Somebody #9/#10/#1
2008 Something in Your Mouth #1/#96
2008 If Today Was Your Last Day #32/#19/#2
2009 I’d Come For You -/#44/-
2009 Burn It to the Ground #3/#108
2009 Never Gonna Be Alone -/#58/#5
2009 Shakin’ Hands #11
2010 This Afternoon -/#34/#4
2011 When We Stand Together -/#44/#12
2011 Bottoms Up #2/#101
2012 This Means War #6
2012 Lullaby -/#89/#15
2012 Trying Not to Love You -/#104/-
2014 Edge of a Revolution #1/#118
2014 What Are You Waiting For? -/#102/#26
2014 Million Miles an Hour #11

March 28, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida
Million Miles an Hour
Something in Your Mouth
Gotta Be Somebody
Far Away
Edge of a Revolution
Master of Puppets/Walk
Too Bad
Moby Dick
She Keeps Up
Take It Easy/Hotel California/Summer of ‘69
When We Stand Together
Figured You Out
How You Remind Me
Burn It to the Ground

My Take
Surprisingly, I have only seen Nickelback once, way back in 2000 when they played the 2nd stage at KC’s Rockfest. I remember their songs starting to take off and my wife and I made sure to catch their set in front of just a few hundred fans on the 2nd stage, which was just a small stage tucked back in the trees behind the main stage. It was cool to see them as they were really just starting out; now they now routinely play arenas when on tour. When I started having kids in 2001, my concert days were cut down considerably so this will be my first time seeing them since they have shot into superstardom. Their latest album has not been as well received as usual and recent concert reviews, while generally positive, have mentioned smaller crowds than the band is used to. It has become somewhat of a ‘cool’ thing in the music world to make fun of Nickelback and I think that, along with the natural aging of the band and their core fans, is finally starting to hurt some of their album and ticket sales. However, they are going to bring a great catalog of songs to the jam stage. With Shinedown and Nickelback, we are getting two of the best-selling rock bands of the last 15 years on the jam stage. If you are in doubt at all, check out some of their live videos, especially their Live at Sturgis release from 2006. That is a great show at the height of their popularity. Casual fans will be surprised at how many songs they know by the band. The jam is getting arguably the most popular rock band in the 2000’s to close the first night of the jam. Fans should be pumped and ready to see a great rock show.
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Re: Nickelback

Postby gopherboy6 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:09 am

Another great review, I had the first 2 cds before Silver Side Up came out, thought they were a good rock and roll band. I have all the albums except the last one and agree that the live show from Sturgis showed that we are going to get a great show Thursday night!
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Re: Nickelback

Postby Doug » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:13 pm

Well done. Quite frankly, I could never understand why this band has been the target of much fun-poking. There are many songs I am looking forward to hearing. Very excited for this show. It will be my first time seeing them.
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