Nickelback Are Officially Diamond For All the Right Reasons; Ninth Studio Album “Feed The Machine” Set For June 9th Release

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     Announced today, award winning, global chart-topping rock band, Nickelback, have joined the exclusive DIAMOND-certified club. The news comes as the band prepares for the release of their new album Feed The Machine (BMG) and the massive North American Feed The Machine Tour – the RIAA have certified the group’s fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons, DIAMOND for surpassing 10 million units.

     “We’re very thankful to have an album that so many people have appreciated,” says guitarist Ryan Peake.  “We never imagined this would be possible and for that we are humbled and so grateful 10 million times over!  We are honoured to have reached this milestone with All the Right Reasons, none of which would be possible without all of the amazing people that have supported us.”
     Currently in the studio recording their ninth album, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger adds, “When we started this band, never in our wildest imagination did we ever think we would get a label deal and put a record out, get a song on the radio, tour around the globe, and be gifted with the opportunity to meet so many amazing friends, supporters, and talented musicians the world over along the way.  These were all just dreams that three guys from Hanna, Alberta never could have fathomed. Thank you to everyone that has embraced All the Right Reasons in their own way.  To this day, it remains a very special album to us and we are truly humbled and thankful to all of you for making every dream we could have hoped for come true.”
     Produced by Nickelback and Joey Moi, All the Right Reasons released in 2005, represents the largest one week sales tally in Nickelback history to date.  The album debuted at #1 in Canada (selling over 60,000 units), and topped multiple U.S. charts including the coveted Billboard 200 where it sold 324,000 units in the first week, as well as soaring to #1 in the UK, and New Zealand. The Diamond release boasts SIX chart-topping, monster hit singles including “Photograph” – #1 in Canada, the U.S., and UK; “Animals” – #1 in Canada and the U.S; “Far Away” – #1 in Canada and the U.S.; “If Everyone Cared” – #1 in Canada and the U.S.; “Savin’ Me” – #1 in Canada, and “Rockstar” – #1 in Canada and the UK  and a Top 10 track in the U.S. on multiple formats.  With the exception of “Animals” which had no video companion, each of the chart topping singles also spawned number one videos.
     “All The Right Reasons” lead single “Photograph” was the #1 downloaded track at iTunes in Canada and in the U.S. for 3 weeks straight, setting a record for the site in the process (2005). The album remained in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart for more than 90 weeks and picked up an American Music Award for Favourite Pop/Rock Album.
     Feed The Machine (BMG), is available everywhere June 9th. The pulsating lead single, “Feed the Machine” is already a Top 10 hit at Rock Radio in Canada and in the U.S. it’s currently #15 at Active Rock with more than 100 stations reporting adds including, but not limited to; WIIL (Chicago), WBUZ (Nashville), WMMR (Philadelphia), WRIF (Detroit), and KXXR (Minneapolis).
     Produced by Live Nation, the Feed The Machine Tour kicks off June 23 in Noblesville, Indiana, and continues with 45 dates across North America including stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, with more dates to be added along the way, and a new stop just announced in Uncasville, CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 13 which goes on sale this Saturday, March 18.  Daughtry will join Nickelback as their special guest for all of the U.S. dates, as well as Toronto and Montreal, while Shaman’s Harvest will be seen on all dates.  Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame icons, Cheap Trick, will be special guests for the western Canadian leg of the tour.  Full itinerary below.
     Tickets for the Feed The Machine Tour are on sale now with a limited number of VIP packages still available for some shows.  Fans can visit www.nickelback.com for more info on the VIP Packages.  For more information on tickets please visit livenation.com.
     Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback’s success includes worldwide sales of more than 50+ million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.  Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade.”  Along the way, they have received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).  With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million+ diehard and adoring fans. Nickelback is Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Ryan Peake (Guitars, Backing Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums, Backing Vocals).
     For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit www.nickelback.com.
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