Nickelback and former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be joined by Default on the Jim Beam Road To The Rackhouse Tour, which kicks off Monday (May 13) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Default’s last-minute addition comes after its own plans-serving as the opening act of Creed’s national tour-were canceled after the tour was postponed due to an injury to Creed frontman Scott Stapp.
The development means that Default is once again reunited with fellow Canadians, longtime friends, and frequent tour mates Nickelback. Default guitarist Jeremy Hora says that their stints opening for Nickelback in the past have taught the group much about being a rock band. Among the lessons: how to handle yourself after hitting the big time.
Hora said, “Just how to keep real. They’re pretty real, especially with what’s going on with them right now. What they got thrown, they got thrown the world, like a huge amount of success and so fast. So, I don’t know, I think they deal with it really well.”
Default is tasting a bit of success of its own thanks to the singles “Wasting My Time” and “Deny,” both from its debut album, The Fallout. That album, not coincidentally, was produced by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.
Other acts on the tour include Course Of Nature and Epidemic.
Jim Beam Rackhouse Tour Dates (Subject To Change):
May 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Convention Center
May 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
May 16 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
May 17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
May 18 – Salem, OR – Salem Armory Auditorium
May 28 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
May 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
May 30 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
June 3 – Austin, TX – The Backyard
June 5 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
June 6 – Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum
June 8 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 10 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
June 11 – Portsmouth, VA – Harbor Center
June 12 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion