The era of Nickelbacklash is over. This summer, it’s time to celebrate your love of Nickelback unironically.
Okay, that may be a tall order for some listeners who find the Canadian rock outfit unbearable. But you really should dust off your copy of 2005′s All the Right Reasons, because they’re playing it front to back on their forthcoming summer tour — and that tour is coming to Tampa in the dog days of August.
Nickelback will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater on Aug. 16 as part of a 15-year anniversary tour celebrating the album that gave us Rockstar, Animals, Photograph and more. They’ll also play their other big hits, so don’t worry, you’ll get Someday and How You Remind Me, too.
To sweeten the deal, Nickelback will bring as openers Stone Temple Pilots (including Jeff Gutt, who replaced the late Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington) and Switchfoot, both worthy draws in their own right.
But seriously, give Nickelback another chance, won’t you? In recent years, it seems Imagine Dragons have inherited the title of Rock Group Everyone Hates For Some Reason, stealing a bit of Chad Kroeger and company’s butt-rockin’ thunder. Maybe there’s a generation out there ready to listen to Something in Your Mouth with fresh ears. (Okay, maybe not that one.)
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Click here for details.