Since Nickelback released their first album 21 years ago they have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and in the 2000’s they were the 2nd best-selling foreign act in the U.S. Billboard’s most successful rock group of the decade, and had four albums listed on Billboard’s top albums of the decade. On Nov. 5, 2014, Nickelback announced The North American dates for their No Fixed Address Tour for 2015 at the House Of Blues Los Angeles with a special performance. Due to singer/guitarist Chad Kroeger’s vocal surgery the 2nd half of their North American tour was cancelled. This past June Nickelback picked up their North American tour in New York City and stopped at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 8, however this is a tour in support of their latest album “Feed The Machine.” On tour with Nickelback is Daughtry.
Daughtry opened the show at 7:15 and played a one-hour set. Frontman Chris Daughtry has come a long way from placing 4th place on American Idol with a self-titled debut album in 2006 with his band Daughtry which was the fastest selling debut for a rock band on the Nielsen Soundscan. Chris Daughtry has also collaborated with music legends such as Slash, Carlos Santana, and Vince Gill. This is Daughtry’s second tour supporting Nickelback. Daughtry played hits such as “Home,” “September,” and “Over You.”
Nickelback took the stage after a 30 minute changeover and played a 2 hour set which kept the audience on their feet the whole time. Nickelback opened up with “Feed The Machine,” The title track of their newest album. Nickelback played all the hits from “Photograph,” to “Rockstar,” to “How You Remind Me.” The biggest highlight of the show was when Kroeger brought out his ex-wife Avril Lavigne to help sing “Rockstar,” with a fan from the audience who flew down from Canada. This was Lavignes first time on a stage in almost 3 years. The show ended with an encore of “Gotta Be Somebody,” and “Burn It to the Ground.”