The heat of Summer proved to be no match for Nickelback’s fiery performance at the Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California this past weekend. On this sunshine state stop of the band’s long awaited “Get Rollin’” tour, the popular Canadian rock band was warmly welcomed by a filled house of cheering fans. Through the onset of sunset’s golden haze, the festivities kicked off with openers Josh Ross and Brantley Gilbert. Both Josh and Brantley provided the perfect mix of lively and high-octane energy, resulting in the exuberant audience standing up from their seats and dancing along with raised drinks in hand. Having the pleasure to be in attendance for Brantley’s performance, he and his band served a scorching set. Through roaring vermilion flames and bright red lighting, he and his band rocked the house with “Kick It in the Sticks” from his 2010 album Halfway to Heaven and “The Weekend” from his 2017 album The Devil Don’t Sleep. The applause and screams from concert goers carried through the breeze of the evening as the glows of sunset slowly transitioned to nightfall.
The amphitheatre darkened as alarms and sirens blared through the stage speakers next to each jumbo screen. Speeding onto the middle screen behind the stage appeared the yellow “Get Rollin’” van as it sped through city streets in an adrenaline filled pursuit. Bright search like lights suddenly circled the stage floor as Nickelback appeared. Lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, and Ryan Peake began playing their guitars as they greeted adoring fans and faced drummer Daniel Adair. The revved intro of “San Quentin” from their 2023 album Get Rollin’ began and Chad took to the mic to begin singing the first verse. Singing along to the lyrics and jumping out of their seats, the energy from the audience was almost tangible. Chad took a moment to welcome concert goers and share some appreciation for the packed house and complimented fans for being such a good-looking crowd. Seamlessly segueing into “Savin’ Me” from the band’s best-selling 2005 album All the Right Reasons, each band member perfectly demonstrated the quartet’s dynamic skillset.
Nickelback has dominated the rock charts with powerfully salacious tracks, and they continue to influence a wide array of generations. The band kept concert goers rollin’ as the high times proceeded underneath Summer’s starlight.
Review and photos by Andrea Garman @themusiclens.
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