Nickelback and Slipknot to play BOK

Rock powerhouses Nickelback and Slipknot today announced Tulsa dates at the BOK Center.  Nickelback is appearing April 10 and Slipknot will appear February 23, 2009.  Tickets go on sale December 6, 2008 at the BOK Center for both concerts.

Nickelback’s North American tour supports their new album Dark Horse, released on Roadrunner Records November 18th.  The Live Nation produced tour, which kicks off on February 25th in Nashville, TN, hits major arenas in over 30 cities across the continent.  Seether and Saving Abel have signed on as support acts.

Nickelback tickets go on sale beginning December 5th at Fan Club members will have early access to tickets starting November 28th at  Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets starting December 1st at 10am Local Time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program.  For complete presale details visit:  This is Nickelback’s first tour under their Live Nation Artist Nation deal which was announced earlier this year. 


Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Dark Horse is Nickelback’s first release since the immensely popular All The Right Reasons, released in 2005.  In support of the album, the band has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The American Music Awards.  Critics and fans alike are praising Dark Horse. The New York Times raved, "Nickelback… has been responsible for some of the heaviest pop hits of this decade and more notably, it has almost single handedly preserved the idea of the arena-rock ballad."  Entertainment Weekly declared, “The only sure thing in the music business in 2008.”

The first single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” is topping the charts with impressive numbers:  Top 5 Rock, Top 10 Modern, Top 5 Hot A/C and Top 15 at Pop.  At press time, the track has an estimated audience of over 45 million.  The band is currently appearing in a major advertising campaign with Citi, featuring Nickelback in network and cable TV, print and online ads throughout November and December, showcasing “Gotta Be Somebody.”

Nickelback re-launched their official fan club website on November 13th where members can gain exclusive access to advance concert tickets, limited-edition merchandise, candid photos, audio and video.  The site offers members exclusives, including special contests for merchandise, tickets and meet-n-greets with the band.  There’s also a new social platform enabling members to network and chat with other members via message boards, a live chat room, blogs and many other interactive features.  Members will have access to pre-sale ticketing beginning November 25th.  To become a member visit online to join.

Nickelback VIP packages are also available at which include a combination of VIP concert tickets, early entry into the venue, a personal photo opportunity with the band, an exclusive concert t-shirt, collectible tour poster (limited edition and numbered), and official commemorative VIP laminate and a set of official Nickelback guitar picks.

Grammy-award winning hard rockers Slipknot’s first U.S. headline tour supports their #1 album All Hope Is Gone.  The tour, which kicks off on January 23 in St. Paul, MN, will hit 33 cities across the country, and include an historic stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a first for the band.  Coheed and Cambria and label-mate Trivium round out the bill.

Frontman Corey Taylor says of the trek, “2009 is the 10 year anniversary of the world’s first taste of this band.  To celebrate we are coming back out with a killer tour, a couple great bands and the same ferocity with which we attack life.  We want all of our maggots to come and celebrate with us, because if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have been here for 10 years.  Get ready for chaos!”

A special iTunes presale will start on December 3 and be open to those who took part in the band’s digital album presale earlier this year.  Internet presales via Ticketmaster, will commence on December 5, and the majority of dates will go on sale December 6th.

The All Hope Is Gone World Tour marks Slipknot’s first headline run in America since the release of the album in August.  The band is currently playing to sold out arenas on the other side of the globe; including stops in Russia, Japan, Australia, Europe and wrapping in the United Kingdom with three sold-out nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.  Preceding All Hope Is Gone’s #1 debut, the band held the headline slot on this summer’s sold-out inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which drew the biggest crowds to a metal festival since Slipknot played Ozzfest in 2004.

To celebrate the tour, Hard Drive, hosted by Lou Brutus will be airing a Slipknot All Hope is Gone World Tour Special from December 3-6 on radio stations across the country.  The special will feature exclusive live tracks from their current tour as well as candid interviews and other surprises.  The band has also launched a new website, to coincide with the launch of the tour.  

Grammy-award winning hard rockers first U.S. headline tour supports their #1 album  The tour, which kicks off on January 23 in St. Paul, MN, will hit 33 cities across the country, and include an historic stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a first for the band.  and and label-mate round out the bill.