Nickelback’s 2009 North American Tour Ticket Sales 20 Percent Ahead of 2007 Tour


Nickelback became the fourth global superstar to sign a long-term, unified rights deal with Live Nation earlier this year. The tour, the first under that agreement, is expected to drive a broad range of revenue streams, spanning merchandise, VIP packages, fan club, tour sponsorship and secondary ticketing, as well as additional rights including recorded music, clothing, licensing and other retail merchandise, non-tour sponsorship and endorsements, DVD and broadcast rights, website and literary rights.

“Ticket sales for 2009 concerts are continuing to pace ahead of historic trends despite the global economic slowdown,” said Jason Garner, CEO of Live Nation Global Music. “Nickelback sales being 20% ahead of their last tour is consistent with what we are seeing from many of the tours currently on sale. While we continue to monitor the effect of the economy on our business, all of our data indicates that we are one of the only consumer businesses resilient to the economic downturn.”

Nickelback, one of the most successful rock bands of the decade, kicks off their North American tour February 25th, at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The DARK HORSE tour will continue globally throughout 2009 with the first set of international dates beginning May 22, 2009, in Manchester, England. The band will return to the U.S. for a summer tour performing at amphitheaters throughout the country. Additional Nickelback dates to be announced soon.

Nickelback’s previous tours have grossed in excess of $100 million in ticket sales and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Their latest release, DARK HORSE, is currently #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

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  Wed/Feb-25    Nashville, TN                Sommet Center
  Fri/Feb-27    Lexington, KY                Rupp Arena
  Sat/Feb-28    Detroit, MI                  Joe Louis Arena
  Mon/Mar-02    Toronto, ON                  Air Canada Centre
  Tue/Mar-03    Hamilton, ON                 Copps Coliseum
  Thu/Mar-05    Worcester, MA                DCU Center
  Fri/Mar-06    East Rutherford, NJ          IZOD Center
  Sun/Mar-08    Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun Arena
  Mon/Mar-09    Philadelphia, PA             Wachovia Center
  Wed/Mar-11    Columbus, OH                 Nationwide Arena
  Thu/Mar-12    Rosemont, IL                 Allstate Arena
  Sat/Mar-14    Milwaukee, WI                Bradley Center
  Sun/Mar-15    Moline, IL                   i Wireless Center
  Tue/Mar-17    Omaha, NE                    Qwest Center
  Wed/Mar-18    Des Moines, IA               Wells Fargo Arena
  Wed/Apr-01    Edmonton, AL                 Rexall Centre
  Thu/Apr-02    Calgary, AL                  Pengrowth Saddledome
  Sat/Apr-04    Saskatoon, SK                Credit Union Centre
  Sun/Apr-05    Winnipeg, MT                 MTS Centre
  Tue/Apr-07    Minneapolis, MN              Target Center
  Wed/Apr-08    Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center
  Fri/Apr-10    Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
  Mon/Apr-13    Bossier City, LA             CenturyTel Center
  Tue/Apr-14    San Antonio, TX              AT&T Center
  Thu/Apr-16    Houston, TX                  Toyota Center
  Fri/Apr-17    New Orleans, LA              New Orleans Arena
  Sun/Apr-19    Little Rock, AR              Alltel Arena
  Wed/Apr-22    Jacksonville, FL             Veterans Memorial Arena


  Fri/May-22    Manchester, GB               Manchester Evening News Arena
  Sat/May-23    Glasgow, GB                  SECC Hall 4
  Mon/May-25    Newcastle, GB                Metro Radio Arena
  Tue/May-26    Birmingham, GB               NIA
  Thu/May-28    London, GB                   O2 Arena
  Fri/May-29    Sheffield, GB                Hallam Arena
  Additional dates to be announced soon.


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