Lexington, KY (7/07/2010 5PM) - Nickelback, who were named Billboard’s ‘Group of Decade’ and kicked off 2010 by performing at the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics, are showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. They have extended their Dark Horse World Tour. The next leg of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on September 14 in Nashville and will make a stop in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on Friday, October 8 at 6:15 p.m. Three Days Grace and Buckcherry will join Nickelback on tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 17 at LiveNation.com
“The Dark Horse World Tour” has been a smashing success, as all previous legs have been completely sold out. Since 2009, Nickelback have sold more than 1.6 million tickets and have played more than 120 global shows.
"Our fans have been amazing all over the world from Japan to New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, the UK and North America," said Nickelback's Chad Kroeger. "Our fans keep us going and we are excited to play 25 more dates in the US with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry."
In other Nickelback news, the band has just released music which will now be available as downloadable content for Xbox 360, Play Station 3 and Wii platforms in the Rock Band Music Store
GA FLOOR $69.50
RESERVED SEATS $42.50, $56.50 & $69.50
***ON SALE SATURDAY – JULY 17 AT 10:00AM***
Get tickets at www.Livenation.com
The Rupp Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
*Tickets are subject to applicable convenience charges. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.
Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, with over 35 million albums sold. The band’s latest album, Dark Horse, produced by the legendary Mutt Lange, debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has remained on the Top 200 for 50 weeks selling over 2.4 million albums in the US alone.
Nickelback has enjoyed unprecedented success with their last album, All The Right Reasons, which has been RIAA certified 8X platinum. The six singles from the album totaled 12 million downloads and 6 million ringtones. Each of the five videos from All The Right Reasons has reached #1 on VH1’s playlist: “Photograph,” “Savin’ Me,” “Far Away,” “If Everyone Cared” and “Rockstar.” In 2006 Nickelback was awarded a World Music Award for “World’s Best Rock Group,” a Billboard Touring Award for “Breakthrough Artist,” an American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” and a People’s Choice Award for “Best Rock Group.”
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors