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Nickelback returning to Detroit in April

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Despite a boycott drive surrounding its Thanksgiving Day halftime performance at Ford Field, Canadian rockers Nickelback are returning to Detroit for an early stop on its upcoming North American tour.

The quartet, supporting its new album "Here and Now," will play on April 14 at Joe Louis Arena -- the third top on a tour that starts April 10 in Moline, Ill. Tickets go on sale Jan. 21, with a Jan. 13 pre-sale for fan club members. Tickets are $75, $55 and $39.50.

Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days will open the shows on the trek first leg.

In a short YouTube video announcing the trek, Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair promised that the group is "gonna bring our biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show yet." Nickelback's last tour, for 2008's "Dark Horse" album, played to nearly two million fans around the world.

"Here and Now" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart after its Nov. 21 release. The group performed the single "When We Stand Together" during the Detroit Lions' game against the Green Bay Packers, which went on even after a University of Michigan student circulated an online petition to bump Nickelback in favor of a Detroit or Michigan group.

Check out the tour announcement video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ukf_TOnHgU

Web Site: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ukf_TOnHgU

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