will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse
." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback
fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. 28).
and Saving Abel
will support on the jaunt, which runs through April 23 in Columbia, S.C.
" is expected to debut tomorrow in the upper reaches of The Billboard 200. First single "Gotta Be Somebody
" has sold 570,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Asked recently by Billboard why Nickelback
opted to wait to tour until next year, frontman Chad Kroeger
said, "We've been bitten too many times by going out too early. I'm always adamant about making sure there's at least a true rock song from the band that's gone to radio, just to give a more diverse selection of music for people to listen to.
"We've been consulting with some people; I'm interested to see someone else's take on what this band could look like live, and we've had some real interesting stuff come back,
" he continued. "I think we're gonna try some stuff that, believe it or not, no one has ever done live before.
Thanks for the report to Billboard.com