Saving Abel to open for Nickelback on tour

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Breakout rock band Saving Abel will Join Seether as openers for Nickelback on their North American tour beginning February 25th in Nashville, TN (full schedule below). Saving Abel’s largest outing to date will hit arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 5th at

“We’re thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It’s crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we’re touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas,” said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks.

Saving Abel have been on the road non-stop since the March, 2008 release of their self titled debut from Virgin records and have played with rock heavy weights such as Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown. The band has enjoyed impressive success with their chart-topping, multi-format smash debut single “Addicted,” which hit #1 at mainstream rock radio, spent 11 consecutive weeks at #2 on the active rock chart and reached #7 at alternative radio. At press time, the track is the most played song of 2008 at the active rock format. “Addicted” found a whole new life in July when it impacted Top 40 radio. The run away hit is now sitting in the top 10 at the format and is top 15 at Hot AC. While “Addicted” is topping the pop charts, Saving Abel’s second single “18 Days,” a huge rock ballad dedicated to the troops, is heating up at rock radio where it is already top 10 at active rock and top 20 at alternative radio. Videos for both tracks have witnessed major play across all video channels including MTV2, VH1, Fuse and Music Choice where “Addicted” is currently the #1 played video an their “Hit List” channel.

Saving Abel continues to reach new heights on the sales charts as well. The album spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart before debuting on the Billboard 200 in July. It has sold over 240,000 copies to date. ”Addicted” hit #20 on the digital singles chart and is approaching platinum success with over 800,000 singles sold thus far.

Saving Abel on Tour

Radio Shows:

Dec-6 W. Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre (WPBZ radio show)

Dec-7 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater (WSUN radio show)

Dec-15 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place (WRXL xmas radio show)

Dec-17 Chicago, IL House of Blues (Q101 xmas radio show)

Headline Shows:

Dec-10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe

Dec-11 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre

Dec-12 Portland, ME The Station

Dec-13 Townson, MD Recher Theater

Dec-18 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Dec-19 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Dec-20 Indianapolis, MN The Vogue

Dec-27 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre

Dec-31 Jackson, MI Michigan Theatre

Jan-2 Traverse City, MI Streeters

Saving Abel with Seether and Nickelback

Feb-25 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Feb-27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Feb-28 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mar-02 Toronto,ON Air Canada Centre
Mar-03 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Mar-05 Worcester, MA DSU Center
Mar-06 E. Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
Mar-08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar-09 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

Mar-11 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Mar-12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Mar-14 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Mar-15 Moline, IL i Wireless Center
Mar-17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Mar-18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Apr-01 Edmonton, AL Rexall Centre
Apr-02 Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome
Apr-04 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Apr-05 Winnipeg, MT MTS Centre
Apr-07 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Apr-08 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Apr-10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Apr-13 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
Apr-14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Apr-16 Houston Toyota Center
Apr-17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Apr-19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
Apr-22 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr-23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena

Nickelback – Dark Horse – review

Nickelback have established themselves as one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

Artist: Nickelback
Title: Dark Horse
Label: Roadrunner
Rating: 4/10

Corporate line:
Nickelback have established themselves as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. With over 26 million albums sold worldwide they have made their mark in rock and roll history. Their new album, ‘Dark Horse’, is one of the most anticipated releases this year. The band brought in legendary producer Mutt Lange to produce the record with Nickelback and longtime collaborator Joey Moi.

The good:
If you find one let us know.

The rest:
“Something In Your Mouth” – As laughable as Warrant’s “Cherry Pie.”

“Gotta Be Somebody” – This will probably end up as a top-ten single, but it’s as generic as Nickelback has ever been.

”Burn It to the Ground” – Another reason not to buy the album.


Nickelback could have called the album “Juvenile” or “Here’s All We Got Left” because this is plain boring, juvenile and routine. There isn’t a hit song within a mile of this album. To compare it to AC/DC’s anthems would be like sticking history right up the ass of a legendary band. Nickelback hasn’t earned the right to sleep on the job.