Nickelback rides the Dark Horse back to the BOK

(Tulsa, Ok.): On April 10, 2009 Canadian rock band Nickelback brought their Dark Horse tour, with support acts Seether and Saving Abel, to Tulsa’s sold out BOK Center. One year and 2 weeks to the day, much to the delight of another sold out crowd, the Hanna, Alberta foursome hitched their Dark Horse back at the BOK corral; this time bringing a larger show and stronger support in the form of Sick Puppies, Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin.

Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, with over 35 million albums sold.  The band’s latest album, Dark Horse, debuted at No. 1 on the Neilson SoundScan Top Album Chart in Canada and number two on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has remained on the Top 200 for 66 weeks selling almost 3 million albums in the US alone.

Recently Billboard’s decade-end issue awarded Nickelback several accolades, including Group of the Decade, Top Adult Top 40 Artist of the Decade, Top Rock Song of the Decade for “How You Remind Me” and Top Mainstream Rock Song Artist.  The band also ranked high in the magazine’s 2009 wrap up, being awarded Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Dark Horse, Top Alternative Artist, Top Alternative Album for Dark Horse, Top Hard Rock Artist and Top Hard Rock Album for Dark Horse.

Tulsa Today was fortunate enough to be the only news service present at this stop on Nickelback’s Dark Horse tour. We were allowed to send a photographer, but no tickets were to be had. This show was in every sense of the words…sold out. That being said, this review is going to be different. We’ll supply the photos, you supply the words! If you where at the show that night, login and post your review in the comments section below. Tell the world how it was!


Photos by: Kevin Pyle