Nickelback/Bush North American tour announcement



After a year that included a history-making single that spent 6 weeks at No. 1 and a sold-out international tour, multi-platinum rock band BUSH are starting 2012 on a high note by announcing an arena tour of North America as special guests of Nickelback. The much-buzzed-about road show includes Seether and will kick off April 10 at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL. Tickets go on sale beginning January 20th at and

Bush’s set list will include an electrifying mix of classic hits and brand-new songs from their acclaimed comeback album, THE SEA OF MEMORIES, including new single “Baby Come Home.” On Sunday, January 15, Bush will shoot a companion video for the song in Los Angeles with director Todd Stefani. Stefani shot the video for Bush’s stunning cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” which can be seen at the end of this post.
When searching for a way to sum up Bush’s year, one need look no further than the October 29th issue of Billboard magazine, which ran a story about the band under the headline, “Like They Never Left.” It was a fitting title, as the multi-platinum rock band returned with The Sea of Memories, their first album in 10 years, and promptly picked up where they left off. The quartet–now an indie band–wasted no time returning to the top of the charts, and in fact, did so in grand style: the album’s lead single, “The Sound of Winter,” made rock radio history by becoming the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio.

“The Sound of Winter” also holds the distinction of being the reunited group’s first No. 1 single since 1999’s chart-topping hit, “The Chemicals Between Us.”

The band (lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer Robin Goodridge, and bassist Corey Britz) supported the album with a whirlwind media blitz and tour, which included performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” an appearance on “Chelsea Lately,” concert specials for DirecTV’s “Guitar Center Sessions” and HDNet, and a sold-out international tour. Tickets for some shows sold out in under a minute.

Over the course of their remarkable career, Bush has sold more than 16 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 15 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5. Five of these became No. 1 hits: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” In 2008, Rossdale returned to the top of the charts with his solo single, “Love Remains The Same,” which hit No. 1 on iTunes and generated more than 1.6 million downloads.

The itinerary for BUSH’s tour with Nickelback is as follows:

Date City Venue On Sale Date
April 10, 2012 Moline, IL i wireless Center January 21
April 12, 2012 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena January 21
April 14, 2012 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena January 21
April 15, 2012 Columbus, OH Schottstein Arena January 28
April 19, 2012 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 21
April 21, 2012 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre January 21
April 22, 2012 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre January 21
April 24, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center January 21
April 25, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center January 21
April 27, 2012 Hartford, Ct XL Center January 20
April 28, 2012 Worcester, MA DCU Center January 21
April 30, 2012 Washington, DC Verizon Arena January 20
May 2, 2012 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena January 21
May 4, 2012 Orlando, FL Amway Arena January 28
May 5, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center January 21
May 15, 2012 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place January 21
May 16, 2012 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome January 21
May 18, 2012 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre January 21
May 20, 2012 Fargo, ND Fargodome January 28
May 22, 2012 Omaha, NE Qwest Arena January 21
May 23, 2012 Minneapolis, MN Target Center January 21
May 25, 2012 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Arena January 21
May 26, 2012 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center January 21
May 29, 2012 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center January 21
May 30, 2012 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena January 21
June 1, 2012 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center January 21
June 2, 2012 Houston, TX Toyota Center January 21
June 5, 2012 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center January 21
June 7, 2012 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena January 21
June 8, 2012 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena January 21
June 10, 2012 Denver, CO Pepsi Center January 21
June 12, 2012 Salt Lake City UT Energy Solutions Arena January 21
June 15, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center January 21
June 18, 2012 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion January 20
June 20, 2012 Nampa, IA Idaho Center January 21
June 21, 2012 Portland, OR Rose Garden January 21
June 23, 2012 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome January 21
June 24, 2012 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena January 21
June 26, 2012 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena January 21

Watch Bush do their incredible version of “Landslide” here: