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Nickelback, Cantrell Kick Off Rackhouse Tour, Default Last-Minute Addition

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
  • June 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
  • June 18 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Arena
  • June 19 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
  • June 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
  • June 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
  • June 28 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
  • June 29 – Cleveland, OH – Nautica
  • July 2 – Saginaw, MI – Heritage Theatre
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