Nickelback was formed by brothers Chad and Mike Kroeger in Vancouver in 1996. Chad wrote the lyrics and the rest of the band wrote the music. They have a huge following in Canada and the United States. In 1997, they released their debut album, Curb, and supported it by non-stop touring.
In 1999, they released their second CD, The State, which produced a top 20 hit "Leader of Men." After a long tour to promote the new CD, Nickelback signed with Roadrunner Records. During this time the band went through a couple of different drummers before settling on Ryan Vikedal. Many of the songs that comprised their third album, Silver Side Up, were written even before The State was released in America and performed in front of eager audiences on their many tour dates. Hit single, "Too Bad,â€ was written about the father who was never around when Chad and his brother were growing up. "Never Again" was a song about broken homes and "How You Remind Me" was written at rehearsal before the band went into the recording studio.
The Long Road produced "Someday" in 2003, which shot up the Billboard charts to #7. The album sold five million copies worldwide and was yet again followed up by a very successful tour. Nickelback has received six Juno Awards and were nominated for five more in 2006. Their single "Photograph" was nominated for best single. Nickelback won two of the awards for group of the year, and rock album of the year for "All the Right Reasons." The group supported "All the Right Reasons" in 2006 as the main act on their own international tour and as the opening act on the European leg and the U.S. stadium leg for Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" tour.
Nickelback headed out on tour to support "Dark Horse" with Saving Abel and Seether from in 2010, starting at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. They released, Here And Now, in November 2011. To promote the album they performed at halftime for the NFL Thanksgiving Day game that year and during the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver. In January 2012, they announced the Here and Now Tour with Seether, Bush, and My Darkest Days. The North American tour kicks off April 10 in Illinois and will travel through the U.S. and Canada.