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Posted on February 12, 2008

The brilliant street teamer Jo Shields has sent us her review of Nickelback at the recent Milton Keynes shows. Milton Keynes certainly had their share of hot weather over the weekend, undoubtedly the presence of Canadian rock band Nickelback helped rise the temperatures of the 45000 crowd that swarmed the Milton Keynes National Bowl over the weekend. Chad Kroeger Ryan Peake, Daniel Adair and Mike Kroeger were on the last leg of supporting Bon Jovi on their “Have A Nice Day” world tour, and it goes without saying this was one of the best live performances I had seen from them. Kicking off with “Animals” from the album “All The Right Reasons” and a good mixture of songs from their multi platinum albums “Silver side up” and “The Long Road” Chad Kroeger can hold an audience in the palm of his hand, Cheeky banners being held up from the ladies in the golden circle one in particular spelling out “Chad we want to see your package” Chad obliged by producing a small box that was thrown to him from the side of the stage from one of the crew with the words “Chad Package” written on it which got the crowds roar of approval. Another added attraction to the hour long set was the guitar solo which accompanied the crew firing off Nickelback T-shirts far into the crowd from a cannon on the stage, such a sight to see masses of swarming arms trying their best to catch the rolled up shirts which made brilliant cannon ammunition. One particular moment that stands out in my mind where Chad announced the next song as “one for the ladies”, the acoustic sound from the single “Far Away” filled the arena as the evening sun was just beginning to set over the sun kissed crowd, it couldn’t have been timed any better. It was the total flawless performance from Nickelback that impressed the fans that had come to see Bon Jovi, and to hear the crowd singing in unison to their final song that started it all off for them in the UK “How You Remind Me” was a masterpiece in itself, thanking for the applauding crowd for their support, they left the stage to make way for the main act Bon Jovi. With Nickelback’s latest UK release “Savin Me” sitting pretty in the UK rock singles chart at number 2, It is safe to say Nickelback have proved they plan to be and will be around for a long time yet, They are so appreciative of their fans too, watching them signing autographs, posing for photographs just shows how down to earth they are and they take nothing for granted!! Set List Animals Woke Up This Morning Photograph Too Bad Far Away Never Again Someday Savin’ Me Figure You Out How You Remind Me If you want to join the roadrunner street team CLICK HERE

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