Having completed its biggest tour in its home country of Canada, Nickelback now heads to Europe this week to spread the word about its second album, Silver Side Up. The Vancouver rockers begin a 10-show trek beginning Wednesday (February 12) in London, with shows scheduled in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
The tour commences as Silver Side Up climbs to Number 15 on the U.K. Top 75 Albums chart.
With Nickelback’s newfound headlining status comes the group’s insistence on having a good reputation on the road among fans, fellow bands, and the staffs of local venues. Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger said that there’s one thing in particular that he absolutely will not tolerate. “We have an extremely strict rule with everybody who’s employed by Nickelback: If I ever hear one of our crew members even so much as yell at a local crew person or an opening band member, they’re fired. And that doesn’t mean they go home on a plane, that means they get a bus ticket. We will not tolerate anybody giving Nickelback a bad name.”
Kroeger adds, “Our motto is ‘kill them with kindness,’ always.”