Nickelback Announce New Album 'Here And Now'

Nickelback has announced a release date for their new album.

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Nickelback has announced a release date for their new album.

Here And Now, the band's seventh studio effort for Roadrunner Records (now a division of Warner Music Group), will hit stores on November 21 and be preceded by two singles, "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up," which will go for adds on both pop and rock radio stations respectively starting September 26.

The Vancouver-based four-piece will also embark on a world tour in support of the release in early 2012. Dates will be announced shortly.

Here And Now, produced by Nickelback, is the follow up to 2008's multi-platinum Dark Horse, which moved more than three million copies and five million digital singles. Its most successful album, 2005's All The Right Reasons, spent 112 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200, eventually selling more than 8 million copies. Since forming in 1995, the band has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and charted 18 singles.

Says Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in a statement: "We're four people who love making music, the way we like to make it. We entered the studio this year with a vision, and it all came together. We're extremely happy with the results, and can't wait to share them with our fans."

Thanks for the report to HollywoodReporter.com.

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    courageous93
    I want to jump on the bandwagon and hate this, but I'll admit, dude can write one heck of a catchy tune. /shame
    telskier
    So...I get really tired of music critics thinking that a "mainstream" band is immediately s***. In the case of Nickelback I have a lot of problems because based on success, they are one of, if not THE best band of the past decade (their music catalog has sold second only to The Beatles). Now people are going to be very sore from that comment but to all of them I want to ask this question, do you remember what rock and roll is?! Think about that for a second, rock and roll was always a way for musicians to get together and go out and have a good time (the saying "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" ring any bells?). It always seems that when a band gets success everyone starts to come out of the woodwork and hate them. No I would never place Nickelback on a pedestal of bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, but you really do have to look at their success and their continued ability to write songs that a wide population can enjoy. Also, to those people who get upset that ALL they write about is sex and partying, I'd like to point out songs like Side of a Bullet, Never Again, Leader of Men, even Just to Get High off Dark Horse, which tend to talk about a lot more than that. Kroeger knows what he enjoys writing about, but that doesn't mean he won't make a statement here and there. Hell, even Rockstar was meant to be a parody. They're a lot smarter and a lot better musicians than people EVER give them credit for. I know I will be getting lots of hate from this post, but before you say I'm just a fanboy, please read what I said. As for the album? I hope it's good and continues their success.
    Derek715
    Whether you love them or hate them, Nickelback seems to be one of the reasons you hear rock and guitar-oriented music on the radio. At the very least, they're still better than artists like Kesha (not using the dollar sign) and Rebecca Black.
    jawsheepdog
    threedaysgrace9 wrote: Wow, some of the UG community is giving Nickelback love today? I'm impressed. Although Nickelback's career sums up to 3 types of songs (the sex songs, the slow songs, and the party songs), I still rather enjoy their antics. Dark Horse was ok, but I prefer All The Right Reasons a lot more. They actually have some really good songs that the radio doesn't play continuously, and I'm hoping to see a lot of those type songs on this album.
    +1000 yeah they write more or less the same songs over and over again, but I'll still jam out to some Nickelback every once in a while
    Salvo416
    Derek715 wrote: Whether you love them or hate them, Nickelback seems to be one of the reasons you hear rock and guitar-oriented music on the radio. At the very least, they're still better than artists like Kesha (not using the dollar sign) and Rebecca Black.
    Haha I think even YOU can put out better music then Ke$ha and rebecca black.
    Salvo416
    Directking wrote: Salvo416 wrote: I hope they go back to their heavier stuff like from silver side up. Their last 2 albums were complete crap, with one or two decent songs from each of them. I hope there are no more this afternoons and rockstars. And no more laughable crap like Photograph. Oh yeah and I hope theres better songwriting.. (which I doubt will happen) so true, i really liked it when they did, like, real grunge instead of the pop-rock stuff. "Curb" is a good album
    Exactly! I like curb. Where? is an amazing tune. also too, How you remind me may be overplayed but its still one of the best songs they have ever written. Though I doubt they will go back to their curb style, but if they at least go back to the silver side up or maybe even the long road days I will be happy.
    georgebushguy79
    Dang I remember when they were on top of their game 10 years ago. At least they put out some good stuff when they could still rock.
    Oh_Nutz wrote: Go Nickelback! Don't listen to all these pessimistic wannabes, if you can release seven albums, obviously you're doing something right.
    No offense, but do you realize how controversial that statement was? haha
    banksy12
    Just reading this while watching Metallica's Seattle concert.....right at this very moment this news doesn't interest me one bit. But its gotta be said, they can make some damn catchy songs.
    tlind44
    I saw this article and thought to myself, "Oh goodness, e comments section is going to be utter freaking anarchy." I was pleasantly surprised to find very little name calling.
    slaveskinJACKET
    I like Nickelback. I don't care what anybody thinks about that. However, Dark Horse was an immensely disappointing album, especially after the diverse and overall appealing All The Right Reasons. Dark Horse was pretty awful. There were (kind of) cool aspects of the album, and there might have been one or two songs that weren't garbage, but overall, I was disappointed to have bought the album and ashamed to have supported it. I really hope they will veer away from their attempt to be a post-grunge/hair band, and just write music that's honest and doesn't seem fake and forced. I will check this album out, for sure, but if it's as disappointing as Dark Horse was, I highly doubt I'll have any interest in their future material. And to everyone saying, "Slow news day," etc., like them or not, Nickelback is probably the biggest band in the world right now. They might not be a legendary type of band, but they're definitely pretty consistent, they're pretty talented, and from what I understand, they actually put on a great, entertaining show. So, the fact that they're releasing a new album (3 years since their last) is pretty substantial. It also doesn't help keep it from a jettison to the top of the page when you add to the lengthy list of comments.
    TheBisness87
    not that my opinion matters but I felt that The State was there best cd and I heard it after Silver Side Up and The Long Road, and actually heard Leader of men when it came out but never knew it was them. The State had a good mix of songs and Kroeger didn't sound like a complete robot. and as far as a new cd goes, great go for it, I would rather have "generic" rock bands then none at all.
    Khaosdogg
    Alright, I'll give them a go, I don't hate them for being mainstream, I even used to be sort of a fan a couple years back.
    DullBoy23
    Ok this is a great band one of my favorites to this day but their last album was a complete disappointment to me and I really do hope that this next album will be back and par with their earlier albums. Not saying anything bad about them every great band has had a bad album or two where they have gone off track all I'm saying is that Silver Side Up and The Long Road were two of the best albums EVER I know every word to every song one of the few albums I can listen to every track with out skipping one of them. I'll be a fan till the day I die but please go back to what made you stand out and not with the same ol' stuff over and over again.
    DemonInTheFlesh
    This is EXACTLY what the world needs now. Hey anyone else notice how the first half of the album cycle is already planned out with the first two singles already picked? Probably just a coincidence because this band isn't at all made up of a bunch of tools... oh wait...
    betterman5
    Mean, can't wait to hear it. Have liked Nickelback since i first started listening to music (believe it or not they are what got me into listening to heavier stuff in the end) but Dark Horse was a step down from what they are, hope it's a bit more like their older stuff.
    DullBoy23
    betterman5 wrote: Mean, can't wait to hear it. Have liked Nickelback since i first started listening to music (believe it or not they are what got me into listening to heavier stuff in the end) but Dark Horse was a step down from what they are, hope it's a bit more like their older stuff.
    Totally agree dude
    Feverrush
    DullBoy23 wrote: Ok this is a great band one of my favorites to this day but their last album was a complete disappointment to me and I really do hope that this next album will be back and par with their earlier albums. Not saying anything bad about them every great band has had a bad album or two where they have gone off track all I'm saying is that Silver Side Up and The Long Road were two of the best albums EVER I know every word to every song one of the few albums I can listen to every track with out skipping one of them. I'll be a fan till the day I die but please go back to what made you stand out and not with the same ol' stuff over and over again.
    You just said nickelback "is a great band" and that they had "two of the best albums ever." Do you have a mental deficiency? Really, I'm concerned.
    SoA_Joseph
    Twenty bucks says 99% of everyone with something positive to say here wears a lot of Affliction clothing, works out a lot, and if they've attended college, have seriously considered joining a fraternity.
    SGmaniac1021
    Jasonbts wrote: You know, I like Nickelback. People like to give em hell, but I still like them. They're just having fun. Sorry they don't write music you like, but all you have to do is not listen. If it weren't for "All the Right Reasons", I wouldn't even be into rock music right now. I still listen to that album all the time, in between Rush and Muse. Just because a band doesn't do something shockingly new doesn't mean they aren't good. I wish people would just start listening to what they like and leaving everything else to the people that like that, without hating on the band.
    Hahahahaha **** that
    wolvenrick
    i dont understand that people just bash nickelback the last two albums were very unique. name me one rock band that can play a nice, and i'll say again a NICE, heavy song and then a calming song. last two albums had a 50/50 ratio to that IMO. if you're all into screamin metal and shiat then listen to that..
    bassthunder
    telskier wrote: So...I get really tired of music critics thinking that a "mainstream" band is immediately s***.
    They're not shit because they're mainstream, they're shit because they're bad musicians and songwriters. They're popular for two reasons: a) they make people who listen to top 40 feel like "rockers," and b) like pretty much everything else on rock/pop stations anymore, it's there more as background noise than music. People generally don't seem to listen to music; they just enjoy hearing it.
    mssrulez
    I like a few of their albums As with most peoplle here I'm not a fan of their newer stuff My friend used to hate them until he heard them cover Sad But True by Metallica Nickelback could be a heavy band if they wished to be.
    csrogers87
    guys I seen Nickleback in 2005 with my ex gf. she made me take her becuase she loved photograph. now i knew more of the older stuff on curb and silver side up...and as much as i hate how popular their songs are nowadays i still stick up for them, they still are a great band live. for example...Chad impressed the hell out of me, for over half the concert he played dimebags stuff and a lot of pantera songs in tribute to him right after his death. i swear i didn't know he could play so well. they may not show it on their cds....but go and see them. they really will impress you. im not a huge fan nor no everysong but the band as a whole. they are tight.
    Directking
    Salvo416 wrote: I hope they go back to their heavier stuff like from silver side up. Their last 2 albums were complete crap, with one or two decent songs from each of them. I hope there are no more this afternoons and rockstars. And no more laughable crap like Photograph. Oh yeah and I hope theres better songwriting.. (which I doubt will happen)
    so true, i really liked it when they did, like, real grunge instead of the pop-rock stuff. "Curb" is a good album
    Oh_Nutz
    Go Nickelback! Don't listen to all these pessimistic wannabes, if you can release seven albums, obviously you're doing something right.
    ant_smusher
    trey039 wrote: I read this while listening to the new Primus album. And I refuse to let this ruin my good mood.
    HAHAHAHAHA CLOSE THE PAGE!!! HURRY!!!
    Witezombi3
    Asakite420 wrote: people just love to hate them becuase everyone else does.
    or because they suck raunchy sweaty ass
    Masterofpirates
    LOL Nickelback. Even funnier is the hate backlash we're seeing, everyone hates them so now it's cool to like them. Hipsters take note.
    Feverrush
    Why is this news? If I wanted to listen to shit I would stick my head in the toilet.
    Evews333
    It's hilarious how on UG, a nickleback article gets more comments than any other band.
    ninfan200
    ledzep426 wrote: Everyone may talk s*** about this band, but they are an amazing live act.
    they are they're the only band i've seen play live more than once (3 times and hoping to do another on thier next tour)
    mark3777
    overkill127 wrote: Nickelback tour = boobies!!
    As much as I don't like the band, overkill127's head is in the right place.
    Lost Dog
    Whats going on here: people jealous that douchebags who write crappy songs are more successful than they ever will be.
    AcdcTXfan
    To all Nickelback haters: I guess drinking and sex and just having a good time just isn't your thing, huh?
    rockstaralex24
    I really liked nickelback when they were still on par with Creed, Staind, and old Puddle of Mudd... the new album just sucked (alot) ps. yeah, i like 98-04 post grunge, what of it?!?!?!
    marcorock101
    trey039 wrote: I read this while listening to the new Primus album. And I refuse to let this ruin my good mood.
    Like we care of what you think. If you don't like them, just don't waste your time whining about them. It's morons like you that make life shitty as it is.
    ant_smusher
    mark3777 wrote: overkill127 wrote: Nickelback tour = boobies!! As much as I don't like the band, overkill127's head is in the right place.
    Internet has WAYYYY more boobies than any concert, and nicer ones too, not floppy elephant ears hahaha
    Mainer
    I love Curb-All The Right Reasons. Dark Horse was meh. I hope Here and Now is a bit heavier, like The Long Road
    noisewall11
    AcdcTXfan wrote: To all Nickelback haters: I guess drinking and sex and just having a good time just isn't your thing, huh?
    it is. without nickelback in the picture. DUR.