Canadian rockers Nickelback will headline the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul for their first local show in five years on August 7th.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am through Ticketmaster. Neither the venue nor the promoter has announced ticket prices.
Country star Brantley Gilbert (Bottoms Up, Country Must Be Country Wide, What Happens in a Small Town) opens with newcomer Josh Ross.
Nickelback formed in a small town in Alberta in 1995, but didn’t really hit the ground running until their third album, 2001’s Silver Side Up. It sold 6 million copies and produced the worldwide hit “How You Remind Me.” From there, Nickelback rocked her 2000s by storming his radio, with hits like “Someday,” “Photograph,” “Gotta Be Somebody,” “Something in Your Mouth,” and “When We Stand Together.” was repeated.
Nickelback’s popularity peaked in 2012, when more than 492,000 people attended the band’s North American tour. But they also earned a lot of haters along the way. The following year, readers of Rolling Stone magazine voted Nickelback the worst band of the ’90s after Creed. Records Following his label change, Reid’s diagnosis of an operable cyst on his singer Chad on his Kruger vocal cords also helped dampen the band’s seemingly unstoppable momentum.
A flirtation with electronic dance rhythms on 2014’s “No Fixed Address” didn’t help either, and 2017’s return to rock “Feed the Machine” was largely unacceptable. Still, the band remained a popular live act, headlining the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in 2017 and the Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater in 2018.
Before the pandemic, Nickelback had big plans for 2020. Among them was a summer tour with his stop in St. Paul, which was eventually cancelled. In November, the band released her tenth album, ‘Get Rollin’,’ and scored her first major radio hit in nearly a decade with the single ‘San Quentin’.