Written by Tom Thompson
Canadian rockers Nickelback with Seether and Saving Abel, started their Dark Horses Tour in Nashville, Tennessee on February 25, 2009. Nickelback tickets were extremely hard to find since it was a sold out show.
The stage was extremely large with three video screens, a very impressive light show, a state of the art speaker system and very powerful protechnics. The stage also had a catwalk that extended out to the crowd about 200 feet. Nickelback started off the show with the first song from their new album, Something In Your Mouth (a song about a guy watching a girl suck her thumb). It did not take them long before they brought out their acoustic guitars and played one of their biggest hits from All The Right Reasons, Photograph. Lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger got the crowd going crazy saying ” I feel like I live in Nashville, we have been here for two weeks, we might as well make Nashville our new home”. Chad’s voice was very strong and sounded great the entire night.
The band later took advantage of the catwalk and played Far Away from All The Right Reasons. Chad’s brother Mike, bass player for the band, entertained the crowd with powerful bass licks and walking from one end of the stage to the other which really got the sold out crowd singing and going crazy. Lead guitarist and backup singer Ryan Peake strong leads and vocals make Nickelback the great live band that they are today. The next thing you know all four band members walk out to the end of the catwalk and played another one of the bands biggest hit, Rockstar. Chad got the crowd singing and it sounded absolutely fantastic. Drummer Ryan Vikedal drum solo was very exciting, especially when it started moving toward the crowd and then rising about 50 feet in the air. During the next song, Chad told the crowd that he wanted to see everybody up off their feet, jumping up and down in which they broke into Too Bad from their Sliver Side Up album . The encore was next and it was a big surprise. Guitarist Ryan Peake walks out to the catwalk and takes over the lead vocals and sings Kings of Leon’s song Use Somebody. Then Chad took over the lead vocals on the next song to play Someday.from The Long Road album. They ended the show with a fabulous display of fireworks, lights and explosions with their last song of the night Figured You Out.
Overall it was a very loud and exciting show. Nickelback continues to be one of the most popular and best live bands on tour today. I highly recomend seeing The Nickelback Tour this summer.
Written by Tom Thompson
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