Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger Shares His Concern About Sevendust
In a recent interview with Loudwire Nights, Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger shared his thoughts about Sevendust‘s hold over a live crowd that made him never want to be their follow-up.
Nickelback recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of their breakout album ‘Silver Side Up’ on a tragic day for Americans. The album came out on September 11, 2001, when two planes plowed into the twin towers, killing 2,763 people and wrecking countless homes and families. When all news channels reported the tragic event, Nickelback was on tour supporting 3 Doors Down that day. They had the unfortunate duty to address the crowd as the opening band.
On the topic of Nickelback’s breakout album ‘Silver Side Up, ‘ Chad Kroeger also shared his memories of an early tour they had with Disturbed and Sevendust. Their album had done very well, and Nickelback was getting more recognition by the day. This was the tour Kroeger realized Sevendust was a force to be reckoned with regarding their live performances.
Chad Kroeger stated that in one of the early tours Nickelback was a part of, they would perform, Disturbed would follow, and Sevendust would close the show. After their album ‘Silver Side Up’ gained success, there were a few instances where Sevendust opened for them.
That is when Kroeger realized that Sevendust’s live performances were unmatched no matter who you were as a band or what you had accomplished in the industry. Kroeger quickly realized that as a band, you would never want to perform after Sevendust because of their relentless stage performances that gave everybody chills.
Chad Kroeger shared his thoughts about Sevendust:
“It was us, then Disturbed, then Sevendust. After the success of ‘Silver Side Up,’ there were a few dates where Sevendust opened for us. I don’t care how many records you’ve sold, how many awards you’ve won, or what you’ve done around the world. You don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after Sevendust because they will kick your ass and wipe you all over that stage. They are a force to be reckoned with, and it is goosebump-worthy.”
Don’t forget to check out Nickelback’s new album ‘Get Rollin,” which will be released on November 18. In the meantime, you can listen to their new song, ‘San Quentin,’ which tells the story of Chad Kroeger’s interaction with the California prison’s warden at a birthday party.
You can watch the interview below.