New York, NY – National touring trade publication í¢äåäóì POLLSTAR í¢äåäóì recently released their Top 100 World Tours chart and NICKELBACK ranked 3rd highest in worldwide ticket sales for the first quarter of 2006. With sales of nearly 415,000 concert tickets worldwide, NICKELBACK’s numbers were exceeded only by those of U2 and upcoming touring companions, Bon Jovi. The band will tour with Bon Jovi in Europe from May 15 through June 11th and return to North America in July to play select dates as Special Guests on Bon Jovi’s North American stadium tour. The pairing of two of the biggest worldwide live draws on one bill promises to be the ultimate summer event!! On this run you can expect a live show with some great production and a few blasts to boot! The band plans to headline in U.S. markets it missed on its previous outing prior to the North American Bon Jovi dates, and again afterward. Hoobastank and Chevelle will be support bands for the headline dates.