Nickelback returns to Hersheypark Stadium with Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest on Aug. 5
From a press release:
Multi-platinum-selling, chart-topping Canadian rock band Nickelback is set to hit the road this summer on the colossal headlining “Feed the Machine Tour” in support of their upcoming album of the same name. Produced exclusively by Live Nation, the tour will begin on June 23 in Noblesville, Indiana with 44 dates across North America, including a stop at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
Tickets, which are $35.10, $55.10, $65.10, $85.10, and $130.10, plus fees, go on sale next Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.
Nickelback will offer a limited number of VIP packages for each show with options including premium seating, a specially designed Nickelback messenger bag, a limited edition guitar pick set in wood casing, a VIP laminate, a commemorative VIP ticket, early entry, parking, and more. For more information, visit nickelback.com.
Over 50 million albums sold worldwide. Nine Grammy Award nominations. 12 JUNO Awards. Two American Music Awards. Six Billboard Music Awards. World Music Award Recipient for “World’s Best-Selling Rock Artist.” 12 consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million diehard and adoring fans. Not to mention the distinguished achievement of being the best-selling foreign act of the 2000s, second only to The Beatles. These are just some of such staggering statistics that belong to Nickelback.
Crowned “Rock Group of the Decade” by Billboard, Nickelback has been a force to be reckoned with since bursting onto the worldwide charts with their 2001 debut smash “How You Remind Me” – certified by Billboard as “Top Rock Song of the Decade” and “Most Played Song of the Decade” by Neilsen SoundScan – from their 8x platinum album “Silver Side Up.” 23 chart-topping singles later – including such indelible classics like “Photograph,” “Savin’ Me,” “Far Away,” “Someday,” and “Rockstar” – only Nickelback has remained rock-steady during the most turbulent periods in the recording industry.
“I think we’re very lucky because from the beginning, we never painted ourselves into a corner of saying we’re only going to make one kind of music,” reflects vocalist/guitarist Chad Kroeger. “As a result, we’re able to produce a variety of different songs that get accepted by our fans. And that’s fantastic, because that means there’s always going to be a ton of diversity on all our records.”
United in that core conviction is also the Kroeger’s faithful friend and bandmate since junior high school Ryan Peake, who recalls their band’s early days of defying musical trends to carve out their own niche in that once-predominant era of grunge rock that quickly faded into disposable synthetic pop by the early 2000s.
“When you fashion yourself after musical fads, you’ll find out you’re yesterday’s news in a couple years,” notes Peake, whose early influences as a guitar prodigy was largely informed from his father’s eclectic vinyl collection. “Suddenly, you wake up one day and find out you’ve completely pigeonholed yourself. But when you’re honest in what you do and concentrate on the songwriting, people will follow you. Fortunately, we have such a well-rounded fan base. And in these days of extreme ups and downs and cyclical musical movements, our fans have always stuck by us.
“Because at the end of the day,” adds Peake, “people just really like hearing good songs, plain and simple. They like to feel good, whether they’re singing along or just listening to it. It’s something innate in all of us.”
It’s Nickelback’s beloved universal tongue – cunning linguistics delivered with a devilish wink and a smile – crafted with unforgettable and highly-melodic hooks and epic choruses that have consistently blazed a trail atop both the rock and pop charts, all the while blowing roofs off stadiums with their fist-pumping rock anthems and pyromaniacal stage spectaculars across virtually every continent.
But while most bands of such rarified global stature are content to merely rest on their catalog of beloved greatest hits, Nickelback is continuously revving to top themselves. It’s an inherent work ethic honed by these humble small town boys from Hanna, Alberta who spent their early years driving themselves town to town across rural Canada in a busted old van playing tiny clubs for what seemed the princely sum of $300 per week and some free beer. Despite now playing to 35,000 adoring and rabid fans per night for well over a decade, Nickelback’s long road to superstardom definitely hasn’t quelled their creative compulsion.
“Because we know very consciously what we’ve done in the past and where that bar has been set,” relates Kroeger, “and you can phone it in – that’s very easy to do at this point – but our fans will know that immediately. So every time we go into the studio, it’s about making our fans happy and hearing them say that it’s not only a record they love, but that it’s a Nickelback record that they love amongst all the other Nickelback records. That’s what we strive for every single time.”
The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Feb. 11. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.