Dark Horse Tour

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This article is about the Nickelback tour. For the George Harrison tour, see Dark Horse (George Harrison album).
"Dark Horse" Tour
Promotional world tour by Nickelback
Associated album Dark Horse
Start date February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
End date October 30, 2010 (2010-10-30)
Legs 8
Shows 146 (3 cancelled)
Nickelback concert chronology
All The Right Reasons Tour
(2006–2007)
Dark Horse Tour
(2009–2010)
Here and Now Tour
(2012-2013)

The "Dark Horse" Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was their first world tour since the conclusion of their massive All The Right Reasons Tour, ending on September 2, 2007 in Kansas City, MO. The tour was in support of their new album Dark Horse. Dates were announced on November 26, 2008. Seether and Saving Abel are the opening acts on the tour. On the second half of the North American tour, Hinder, Papa Roach, and Saving Abel were in support. Black Stone Cherry were the support act for the European tour of the UK in May 2009.

During the tour, Ryan Peake sang for a cover of "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon during an encore. During the UK leg of the tour, they sang a cover of Highway to Hell by AC/DC with Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry on vocals, just before the T-Shirt cannons. A similar format was applied during the rest of the tour, however they sang a cover of Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter with Shaun Morgan of Seether on vocals. In some of the early shows, "This Afternoon" was played instead of "If Today Was Your Last Day". The rock band Sick Puppies supported Nickelback in Australia. On the 2010 European leg of the tour, it was confirmed that Daughtry would support Nickelback on all of the Europe dates. They have also announced more dates for the spring of 2010 that takes place in select venues in Canada and the United States. Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and Sick Puppies have been confirmed to be the opening. They also announced a tour that would take place in the Fall of 2010 with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry as supporting acts. [1]

According to the Billboard Magazine, Nickelback played in front of 1,046,973 people on the 2009 North American section of the tour. In the same section, Nickelback grossed $49,908,542 from the tour.[2] Overall, worldwide the band grossed 57.8 million dollars from the 2009 section of the tour. In the 2010 North American section of the tour the band grossed $35,035,196, and they played in front of 497,072 people.[3] Overall, worldwide the 2010 section of the tour grossed 44.5 million dollars. By July 2010, a total of more than 1.6 million tickets had been sold.[4]

Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue
Pre-Tour European 'Warm-up' Shows[6]
September 8, 2008 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
September 9, 2008 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
September 12, 2008 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
September 13, 2008 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
September 15, 2008 Manchester England Manchester Arena
September 16, 2008 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
September 18, 2008 Birmingham NEC Arena
September 19, 2008 London O2 Arena
September 21, 2008 Wembley Arena
North American Leg
Support acts: Seether and Saving Abel.[5]
February 25, 2009 Nashville United States Sommet Center
February 27, 2009 Lexington Rupp Arena
February 28, 2009 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
March 2, 2009 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
March 3, 2009 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
March 5, 2009 Worcester United States DCU Center
March 6, 2009 East Rutherford Izod Center
March 8, 2009 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
March 9, 2009 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
March 11, 2009 Columbus Nationwide Arena
March 12, 2009 Rosemont Allstate Arena
March 14, 2009 Milwaukee Bradley Center
March 15, 2009 Moline iWireless Center
March 17, 2009 Omaha Qwest Events Center
March 18, 2009 Des Monies Wells Fargo Arena
April 1, 2009 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
April 2, 2009 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
April 4, 2009 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
April 5, 2009 Winnipeg MTS Centre
April 7, 2009 Minneapolis United States Target Center
April 8, 2009 Kansas City Sprint Center
April 10, 2009 Tulsa BOK Center
April 11, 2009 Dallas SuperPages.com Center
April 13, 2009 Bossier City CenturyTel Center
April 14, 2009 San Antonio AT&T Center
April 16, 2009 Houston Toyota Center
April 17, 2009 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
April 19, 2009 North Little Rock Alltel Arena
April 22, 2009 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 23, 2009 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
April 25, 2009 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
April 26, 2009 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
European Leg
Support act: Black Stone Cherry
May 22, 2009 Manchester England Manchester Arena
May 23, 2009 Glasgow Scotland S.E.C.C. Arena
May 25, 2009 Newcastle upon Tyne England Metro Radio Arena
May 26, 2009 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
May 28, 2009 London O2 Arena
May 29, 2009 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
North American Leg 2
Support acts: Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel
July 10, 2009 Corfu United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 11, 2009 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
July 14, 2009 Scranton Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 15, 2009 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 17, 2009 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
July 18, 2009 Burgettstown Post Gazette Pavilion
July 21, 2009 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 22, 2009 Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24, 2009 Mansfield Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
July 25, 2009 Hartford Comcast Theatre
July 28, 2009 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 29, 2009 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
July 31, 2009 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 1, 2009 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
August 9, 2009 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre Cancelled due to bad weather
August 11, 2009 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 12, 2009
August 14, 2009 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 15, 2009 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 17, 2009 Pelham Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 19, 2009 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 21, 2009 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22, 2009 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 25, 2009 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 26, 2009 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
August 28, 2009 Ridgefield Clark County Amphitheatre
August 29, 2009 George The Gorge Amphitheatre
August 31, 2009 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 1, 2009 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 3, 2009 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 5, 2009 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 6, 2009 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 8, 2009 Glendale Jobing.com Arena
September 9, 2009 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
September 12, 2009 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Australia & NZ Leg
Support act: Sick Puppies
November 7, 2009 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
November 11, 2009 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 13, 2009 Sydney Acer Arena
November 14, 2009
November 16, 2009 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 17, 2009
November 19, 2009 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 21, 2009 Perth Burswood Dome
Special Shows in Japan
November 23, 2009 Tokyo Japan Shinkiba Studio Coast
November 25, 2009
European Leg 2
Support act: Daughtry
January 17, 2010 Liverpool England Echo Arena
January 19, 2010 London Wembley Arena
January 21, 2010 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
January 24, 2010 Linz Austria Intersport Arena
January 26, 2010 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena
January 27, 2010 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
January 29, 2010 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
January 30, 2010 Munich Olympiahalle
February 1, 2010 Hamburg Color Line Arena
North American Leg 3
Support acts: Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin and Sick Puppies
April 3, 2010 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall
April 6, 2010 London Canada John Labatt Centre
April 8, 2010 Toronto Air Canada Centre
April 9, 2010 Montreal Bell Centre
April 11, 2010 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
April 13, 2010 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center
April 14, 2010 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
April 16, 2010 Greenville Bi-Lo Center
April 17, 2010 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
April 19, 2010 Orlando, Florida Amway Arena
April 21, 2010 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 23, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center
April 24, 2010 Tulsa BOK Center
April 26, 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center
May 5, 2010 Spokane Spokane Arena
May 7, 2010 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
May 8, 2010 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum
May 10, 2010 Boise Idaho Center
May 14, 2010 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
May 15, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center
May 18, 2010 Rosemont Allstate Arena
May 19, 2010 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
May 21, 2010 Milwaukee Bradley Center
May 22, 2010 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 24, 2010 Minneapolis Target Center
May 25, 2010 Omaha Qwest Events Center
May 27, 2010 Fargo Fargodome
May 29, 2010 Saskatoon Canada Credit Union Centre
May 31, 2010 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
June 1, 2010 Edmonton Rexall Place
June 3, 2010 Vancouver General Motors Place
North American Leg 4
Support acts: Three Days Grace and Buckcherry[4]
September 14, 2010 Nashville United States Bridgestone Arena
September 15, 2010 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
September 17, 2010 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
September 18, 2010 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
September 21, 2010 Buffalo HSBC Arena
September 22, 2010 Albany Times Union Center
September 24, 2010 Mansfield Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
September 25, 2010 Hershey Hershey Park Stadium
September 28, 2010 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
September 29, 2010 Newark Prudential Center
October 1, 2010 Columbus Nationwide Arena
October 2, 2010 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
October 8, 2010 Lexington Rupp Arena
October 10, 2010 North Little Rock Verizon Arena
October 15, 2010 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 16, 2010 Oklahoma City Ford Center
October 18, 2010 Denver Pepsi Center
October 20, 2010 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
October 22, 2010 Anaheim Honda Center
October 23, 2010 Sacramento Arco Arena
October 26, 2010 Concorf Sleep Train Pavilion
October 27, 2010 Fresno Save Mart Center
October 29, 2010 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
October 30, 2010 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena

Personnel[edit]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City No. of shows / No. of sellouts Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Sommet Center Nashville 1 / 1 13,754 / 13,754 (100%) $783,757
Rupp Arena Lexington 1 / 1 17,227 / 17,227 (100%) $957,951
Joe Louis Arena Detroit 1 / 1 17,030 / 17,030 (100%) $948,719
Air Canada Centre Toronto 1 / 1 14,261 / 14,261 (100%) $890,403
Copps Coliseum Hamilton 1 / 1 11,554 / 11,554 (100%) $680,003
DCU Center Worcester 1 / 1 12,116 / 12,116 (100%) $740,210
Izod Center East Rutheford 1 / 1 16,035 / 16,035 (100%) $894,713
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 1 / 1 7,701 / 7,701 (100%) $466,800
Wachovia Center Philadelphia 1 / 1 13,201 / 13,201 (100%) $858,993
Nationwide Arena Columbus 1 / 1 14,075 / 14,075 (100%) $774,398
Allstate Arena Rosemont 1 / 1 14,141 / 14,141 (100%) $879,944
Bradley Center Milwaukee 1 / 1 15,129 / 15,129 (100%) $809,323
i wireless Center Moline 1 / 1 10,877 / 10,877 (100%) $618,238
Qwest Center Omaha 1 / 1 15,369 / 15,369 (100%) $843,612
Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines 1 / 1 12,046 / 12,046 (100%) $617,306
Target Center Minneapolis 1 / 1 14,075 / 14,075 (100%) $824,875
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien 1 / 1 21,752 / 21,752 (100%) $824,002
Susquehanna Bank Center Camden 1 / 0 14,437 / 25,317 (59%) 518,575
Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton 1 / 1 16,958 / 16,958 (100%) $549,210
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh 1 / 0 13,424 / 13,810 (97%) $608,027
Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake Burgettstown 1 / 0 21,079 / 23,145 (93%) $742,158
Hershey Park Stadium Hershey 1 / 1 19,460 / 19,460 (100%) $1,050,558
PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel 1 / 0 16,208 / 16,914 (96%) $609,897
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs 1 / 0 18,632 / 25,228 (75%) $676,732
Total 24 / 19 360,541 / 381,175 (93%) $18,168,404

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