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Nickelback tickets go on sale beginning December 5th at http://www.livenation.com/. Fan Club members will have early access to tickets starting November 28th at http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/. Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets starting December 1st at 10am Local Time through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program. For complete presale details visit: http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. This is Nickelback’s first tour under their Live Nation Artist Nation deal which was announced earlier this year.
Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Dark Horse is Nickelback’s first release since the immensely popular All The Right Reasons, released in 2005. In support of the album, the band has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The American Music Awards. Critics and fans alike are praising Dark Horse. The New York Times raved, “Nickelback … has been responsible for some of the heaviest pop hits of this decade and more notably, it has almost single handedly preserved the idea of the arena-rock ballad.” Entertainment Weekly declared, “The only sure thing in the music business in 2008.”
The first single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” is topping the charts with impressive numbers: Top 5 Rock, Top 10 Modern, Top 5 Hot A/C and Top 15 at Pop. At press time, the track has an estimated audience of over 45 million. The band is currently appearing in a major advertising campaign with Citi, featuring Nickelback in network and cable TV, print and online ads throughout November and December, showcasing “Gotta Be Somebody.”
Nickelback re-launched their official fan club website on November 13th where members can gain exclusive access to advance concert tickets, limited-edition merchandise, candid photos, audio and video. The site offers members exclusives, including special contests for merchandise, tickets and meet and greets with the band. There’s also a new social platform enabling members to network and chat with other members via message boards, a live chat room, blogs and many other interactive features. Members will have access to pre-sale ticketing beginning November 25th. To become a member go to http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/.
Nickelback VIP packages are also available at http://www.nickelbackfanclub.com/ which include a combination of VIP concert tickets, early entry into the venue, a personal photo opportunity with the band, an exclusive concert t-shirt, collectible tour poster (limited edition and numbered), and official commemorative VIP laminate and a set of official Nickelback guitar picks.
NICKELBACK TOUR DATES - 2009 DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE Wed/Feb-25 Nashville, TN Sommet Center Sat/Dec 13 Fri/Feb-27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena Sat/Dec 13 Sat/Feb-28 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena Sat/Dec 13 Mon/Mar-02 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri/Dec 5 Tue/Mar-03 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum Fri/Dec 5 Thu/Mar-05 Worcester, MA DCU Center Sat/Dec 13 Fri/Mar-06 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Sat/Dec 13 Sun/Mar-08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sat/Dec13 Mon/Mar-09 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center Sat/Dec 13 Wed/Mar-11 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena Sat/Dec 13 Thu/Mar-12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena Sat/Dec 13 Sat/Mar-14 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center Sat/Dec 13 Sun/Mar-15 Moline, IL i Wireless Center Sat/Dec 13 Tue/Mar-17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Sat/Dec 13 Wed/Mar-18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena Sat/Dec 13 Wed/Apr-01 Edmonton, AL Rexall Centre Fri/Dec 5 Thu/Apr-02 Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome Fri/Dec 5 Sat/Apr-04 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre Fri/Dec 5 Sun/Apr-05 Winnipeg, MT MTS Centre Fri/Dec 5 Tue/Apr-07 Minneapolis, MN Target Center Sat/Dec 13 Wed/Apr-08 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Sat/Dec 13 Fri/Apr-10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center Sat/Dec 6 Mon/Apr-13 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center Sat/Dec 13 Tue/Apr-14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center Sat/Dec 6 Thu/Apr-16 Houston, TX Toyota Center Sat/Dec 6 Fri/Apr-17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena Sat/Dec 13 Sun/Apr-19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena Sat/Dec 13 Wed/Apr-22 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena Sat/Dec 13 Thu/Apr-23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena Sat/Dec 13 About Roadrunner Records:
Initially founded in the Netherlands in 1980, Roadrunner Records has earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. The Roadrunner catalog boasts early releases from such seminal artists as Type O Negative, Sepultura and King Diamond. More recently, the label has experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Theory of a Deadman, Dream Theater, and Megadeth. Though primarily known as a hard rock label, Roadrunner’s roster also includes diverse acts such as The Dresden Dolls and newcomers Black Stone Cherry, Madina Lake, Airbourne and The Wombats. Still headquartered in the Netherlands, Roadrunner occupies offices in New York, now the A&R hub for the label, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Australia. For more information about Roadrunner, visit: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/
About Live Nation:
Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience for artists, fans and sponsors. Our core business is buying and producing artist rights and monetizing those rights via our global distribution pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live music concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57 countries. The company sells over 45 million concert tickets a year and expects to drive over 60 million unique visitors to livenation.com in 2008. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into direct concert ticketing and building the industry’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” Additional Information about the company can be found at http://www.livenation.com/investors.
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