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Nickelback w/ Bush, Seether and ...




Apr 30, 2012

Mon 6:00 PM

601 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004



  • Nickelback
  • Bush
  • 2 More
    • Seether
    • My Darkest Days

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Event Details

Nickelback is coming live to the Verizon Center, Monday April 30! With special guests Bush, Seether, and My Darkest Days. Tickets on sale January 20 at 10am, visit LiveNation.com


49.50 to 89.50

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Nickelback: Few bands have appealed to such a wide audience -- and put on as exciting a tour date -- as Canadian rockers, Nickelback. Led by frontman Chad Kroeger, Nickelback was the 11th highest selling band of the 2000s and, to date, have sold over 35 million albums worldwide. While Nickelback has experienced their share of criticism from both audiences and critics, the group continues to button the lips of naysayers with hit records and high-attendance concert dates. Probably best known for their singles "Leader of Men," "Breathe," and "How You Remind Me", Nickelback continues to produce hit records year after year, with fans anxiously anticipating a new as-yet-untitled album. While recording has hampered tour dates in 2011, fans can expect to see quite a bit of Nickelback when recording is finished.

The origins of Nickelback can be traced to brothers Chad, Mike, and Brandon (who was permanently replaced by Daniel Adair in 2005) Kroeger. In 1995, the trio — along with Ryan Peake -- formed a band in Vancouver, taking their name from Chad's task of giving change while working at Starbucks. The next year, Nickelback released their first major label album, The State, which produced three successful singles that took the record to #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The group reached the next plateau of success with their third album, Silver Side Up, in 2001, which took Nickelback from supporting act to headliner on tour dates. The three lead singles, "How You Remind Me," "Too Bad," and "Never Again," all shot to the top of the singles charts. The album went on to sell over ten million copies and was boosted by Chad Kroeger's recording of "Hero" as the theme for the Spider-Man movie.

Nickelback found their success on a roll with the release of The Long Road in 2003. The album debuted at the #6 spot on the Billboard 200 and eventually went double platinum. While their next album, All the Right Reasons, was received negatively by some critics, fans loved the album and it reached #1 on the Billboard 200. The album's five singles -- "Photograph," "Savin' Me," "Rockstar," "If Everyone Cared," and "Far Away" -- all made it to the top twenty spots on the Hot 100 singles. All the Right Reasons sold over 7 million copies and spent over a hundred weeks in the top ten of the Billboard charts. Nickelback's 2008 album, Dark Horse, achieved the similar success that the band had experienced throughout their career. While the lyrical content of the album featured racier, more adult-themed tracks, fans loved it and showed their support through record sales and ticket sales on tour dates.

While fans hoping for upcoming concert dates will have to remain patient, they won't have to wait long for an announcement on the upcoming album's release. When the release of singles from the album finally comes, fans around the world can expect the release of tour dates in 2011 or 2012.

Bush: Bush brought the grunge world to its knees when they released their debut alternative album Sixteen Stone in 1994. Three more albums, hundreds of tour dates and concerts, and only seven years later Bush announced an indefinite hiatus. The members started side projects and families but after ten years they are ready to reunite! Bush is in the studio finishing their first album in nearly a decade and have scheduled tour dates. Don't miss a date on the Bush concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Bush tour dates and concert tour information.

Inspired by Pearl Jam and Nirvana, Bush came to embody British alternative rock. Fronted by Gavin Rossdale, the band was signed to a deal with Hollywood Records in 1993 at the peak of American grunge music's popularity. They recorded their debut album soon after and released the single "Everything Zen". With the help of LA based radio station, KROQ, the single went into heavy rotation and gave Bush a hit single. They released their worldwide smash debut, Sixteen Stone, at the tail end of 1994 and it became a slow-burning success. The album scored Bush a total of five top #5 US Modern Rock hit singles on the Billboard charts and was eventually certified six times platinum in the US. Bush tour dates were scheduled on a headlining tour with label-mates and future superstars - No Doubt.

Bush was quick to record their follow-up and released their sophomore set, Razorblade Suitcase, in 1996. The album featured the lead single "Swallowed" which spent seven weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock tracks survey. The album also featured the hit track "Greedy Fly" and featured production by grunge impresario, Steve Albini. The album was also a multi-Platinum success and Bush toured in support of the album. Bush tour dates were scheduled as the headlining act on KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in 1996, an event where they have performed four times. Bush then released a remix album featuring a techno infused remake of the single "Mouth", which was featured in the film American Werewolf in Paris.

After an extensive Bush concert schedule, Rossdale retreated to Dublin where he worked on material for the band's upcoming album The Science of Things. Following the massive success of Bush, a label war between indie imprint Trauma Records and major label Interscope over who owned the rights to Bush's new material ensued. After a resolution, the electronica infused disc was released and featured the modern rock hit "The Chemicals Between Us". The album was certified Platinum and Bush tour dates were scheduled with international concert performances. Bush released one more album, Golden State, and announced a breakup in 2002. Bush toured in support of the album, but couldn't attain previous record sales. A Best Of was released in 2005 followed by a live disc, Zen X Four, and the band was officially over.

Gavin Rossdale went solo and focused on his relationship with megastar Gwen Stefani before releasing his own solo acoustic material. Other bandmates focused on side projects, but none matched the chemistry of Bush, nor the success. By mid-2010, a Bush reunion was announced and a new album Everything Always New was confirmed for release in 2011. Bush is currently in the studio putting the final touches on their first album in a decade. While the release date is pending, Bush tour dates are scheduled throughout the US periodically. Bush remains as one of the few remaining grunge/alt acts of the '90s and is certainly one of the most successful. Don't miss a date on the Bush concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source of Bush tour dates and concert tour information.

Seether: The Seether of 2005 is a far different beast than the Seether of 2002. And nowhere is that heard better than on Karma And Effect, their brand new album, which showcases a band who retains the heaviness and searing emotion of their debut, but has gelled into a more fluid, vibrant unit.

Recorded at Philadelphias Grape Street on February 22, 2006, the session features hits from the bands gold certified debut albums Disclaimer and Disclaimer II and their current release, the gold certified Karma and Effect. Included on the CD are Seethers biggest hits Remedy, Fine Again and Broken. The live concert recording also showcases some of the bands harder repertoire including Gasoline and Truth in a fresh, intimate setting that provides a unique experience for both new and long-time fans. One Cold Night highlights singer and principle songwriter Shaun Morgans heartfelt vocals and his intensity as a performer, as well as the bands superior musicianship.

The live acoustic recording comes on the heels of the band relentlessly touring for close to five years and selling nearly two million albums. The band has seen success from the beginning, but they continue to push themselves to a new place with each release. It is this type of hard work that proves Seether is a force to be reckoned with in rock music.

After Seethers debut album went gold, the band was all set to cut their second album in 2004 when they unexpectedly had a crossover hit single. Seether had re-recorded their ballad, Broken, as a duet featuring Morgan and Evanescences Amy Lee for the soundtrack to the action film The Punisher. As it climbed into the Billboard Top 10, the bands first album was issued in a new, expanded version called Disclaimer II and it became the first debut album ever to go gold twice as this revised record also met that magic mark. Suddenly, they were in demand all over the world. They scrapped their recording plans and toured Europe in the summer of 2004. Some of these new fans, attracted by the hit ballad, attended a concert only to discover that Seether was a quartet offering a beautiful marriage of heaviness and melody.

Broken may have kept Seether away from the studio, but that turned out to be a benefit. Extensive touring allowed the group time to gel and write additional material. Seven additional tracks came from that period, creating the core of Karma and Effect. Morgan says, When you get into a writing environment and everyones sitting around hammering something out, then you really understand if its gonna work or not. As Morgan explains, what made the group work was that they played off each others strengths. Dale is good at making our ideas better and then you add John into the mix - hes a really powerful drummer.

In its first week of release Karma and Effect sold 82,000 units, giving Seether the ..8 album in the country and making it the bands highest ever debuting album. Karma and Effect was quickly certified gold and the band hit the road. Seether marked yet another milestone by performing in arenas across America with Audioslave and then co-headlining the sold-out 2006 SnoCore tour. Karma and Effect went on to produce the smash hits Remedy and Truth.

The Gift, Seethers current and third single from Karma and Effect, continues to build strong radio airplay. The song is in the Top 10 at rock radio, and it shows promise as a crossover hit to pop radio. Entertainment Weekly offered, Morgan strikes rock-radio gold in ''The Gift,'' a deliciously moody ballad The accompanying music video for the track was shot on location in Oaxaca, Mexico with director Meiert Avis.

Amidst their tireless touring schedule, Seether found time to record One Cold Night. When asked about performing his repertoire in an acoustic setting, Morgan says, This is an experience for us to have some fun and present our music in a different fashion. It is amazing for us to be able to play the same heavy songs in a more intimate environment. We love it because we feel a connection with the audience and they can understand and listen to every chord that comes from the stage. Its always fun to just mix it up and that's what were all about. The quartet has plans to take the acoustic set on the road in the summer of 2006, performing both electric and acoustic shows in cities across the U.S.

The bonus DVD includes an in-depth interview with the band conducted by Philadelphias WMMR on-air legend Pierre Robert, the music video for The Gift, a behind the scenes package from the Oaxaca video shoot, and a gallery of still photos from the Grape Street performance. The set list features some rarities, including a performance of Tied My Hands, a favorite from the bands early days as Saron Gas, and a cover of Pearl Jams Immortality.

Seethers devoted fans will be rewarded with the release of One Cold Night. The CD/DVD marks several firsts for the band their first concert recording, their first live acoustic recording and their first DVD release offering a complete set. For new fans, the live recording will convey the musical integrity and intensity of vocalist Shaun Morgan and his band mates from the platinum-selling, headlining band, Seether.

My Darkest Days: If fans of modern rock have been wondering where all the rock stars are, here's a hint: They live in Canada, they're in a band called My Darkest Days, and they rock some of the hardest tour dates in North America. With only one album yet released, My Darkest Days has more of a star following than veteran bands who have played thousands of concert dates. Music lovers might know the band from their single "Porn Star Dancing", but more likely from the song's music video: Featuring the hair-flinging visage of Zakk Wylde thrashing on guitar, the vocal talents of Chad Kroeger, and members of the band surrounded by scantily clad beauties. The music video captures the essence of My Darkest Days' concert dates, which are always loud and energetic. My Darkest Days is a modern rock band that excels in catchy, high energy songs as well as slower ballads, but always with a fresh feel. Fresh off of concert dates with Hinder, My Darkest Days is currently playing tour dates in 2011 with Three Days Grace, while the popularity of their singles and videos continues to spread across the country.

My Darkest Days regularly plays a number of concert dates with Three Days Grace, as the history of the two bands is intertwined. My Darkest Days was founded by Matt Walst, younger brother of Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst. While Matt co-wrote a portion of Three Days Grace's first album, he decided to create his own band rather than join his brother's. Thus began My Darkest Days, with it's current incarnation of Matt Walst (lead singer/guitar), Brendan McMilan (bass), Doug Oliver (drums), and Sal Costa (guitar). The band formed in Toronto in 2005 under a different line-up, but it wasn't until 2008 when they got their big break. My Darkest Days won the popular Rock Search contest, put on by a radio station in St. Catharines, Ontario, bringing them both publicity and time in a recording studio.

This publicity brought them to the attention of Canadian music guru Chad Kroeger, who was so impressed with My Darkest Days that he immediately signed them to his label, 604 Records. The first song the band wrote after being signed was "Porn Star Dancing" which has coincidently become their biggest hit. My Darkest Days' debut, self-titled album was released in September of 2010 and has become a hit with music lovers, critics, and fellow musicians like Ludacris, who was featured on a remix of "Porn Star Dancing". The album's catchy rock riffs and party themed lyrics along with energetic concert performances have brought them into the limelight, with fans anticipating the announcement of a second album.

My Darkest Days can currently be found playing tour dates in 2011 with Three Days Grace until April 14. Starting on April 16, My Darkest days will be playing some April and May 2011 tour dates with Seether, with a few sporadic concert dates in late May and late June. On July 1, My Darkest Days will be joining up with Seether again to play Boonstock tour dates in Alberta, Canada, and headlining concert dates with Seether and Hinder at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa. While My Darkest Days may currently be playing 2011 tour dates in support of other bands' albums, hopefully these rockstars will be headlining a tour in promotion of a new album some time soon.