Nickelback, Canadian contemporary hard rock band and one of the most divisive and polarizing musical acts currently touring and recording, will play a show on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, as part of the Machias Savings Bank Waterfront Concerts Series. Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, via Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer. Tickets prices range from $25 to $99.
The band announced its 60-date 2015 tour at a special performance and press conference at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 5. The foursome will tour the entirety of North American between February and September 2015.
Nickelback’s eighth studio album, “No Return Address,” is due to be released on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the band’s first album for Republic Records. Known for their major radio hits including “You Remind Me,” “Someday,” “Photograph” and “Rock Star,” the band has sold more than 23 million albums in the United States and has grossed millions in touring ticket sales, and is the second highest selling foreign band in U.S. history, after the Beatles. The band, composed of singer/guitarist Chad Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger and drummer Daniel Adair, has millions of fans, and possibly just as many detractors. They have been called “bulletpoof” hitmakers by Billboard, and they were named the second worst band of the 1990s by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine, behind Creed. Fans have flocked to their concerts and downloaded their music, and others have held votes on Facebook pitting the band against a pickle (the pickle won). Regardless, they are clearly one of the most popular rock bands of the past 20 years, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide as of 2014.
The Nickelback concert is the first concert announcement for Waterfront Concerts’ slate of 2015 summer shows on the Bangor Waterfront. Check back with the Culture Shock blog for the latest updates on concerts throughout the Maine, year-round.