Nickelback Concerts Cape Town

‘How You Remind Me’ hitmakers head to the Mother City for two off-the-hook shows at GrandWest Casino!


While some of you may be signing petitions to ban them, others (dare we call them fans) are secretly ecstatic about the fact that Canadian grunge rock band Nickelback is destined for Cape Town’s shores this December 2013. The group is scheduled to make their first visit to Mzansi as part of their global The Hits Tour and will perform two shows in the Mother City at GrandWest’s Grand Arena on Wednesday, 11 and Thursday, 12 December 2013.

As popular on the airwaves as they are in memes (viral online jokes), the Nickelback crew, which includes Chad Kroeger (lead vocals and guitar), Ryan Peake (rhythm guitar, keyboard and backing vocals), Mike Kroeger (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Daniel Adair (drums and backing vocals), has been churning out number one hits one after the other since the late 90s.

Quite the bad boy during his teens, frontman Chad (who recently married punk rocker Avril Lavigne) and his half-brother Mike initially started a band called The Village Idiots and performed covers of Led Zeppelin and Metallica. It wasn’t long before the group (now at four members) grew tired of singing others artists’ songs, so in 1996, they took a chance (and a loan) and produced their first demo EP, Hesher, under the new name Nickelback. Thanks to Kroeger’s crafty hustling and the other members’ hands-on approach, the band managed themselves quite well for some time before major metal label Roadrunner Records and EMI signed them to the roster in 2000. From then, the alternative pop-rock troupe, who has often been billed as Canada’s answer to the American group Creed, quickly established themselves as creators of slick and commercially viable post-grunge tracks.

Now, almost two decades later, the Grammy Award-nominated rock group has seven studio albums, two compilation albums and 33 hot singles under its belt.

Although their success is evident from the gold- and octuple-platinum-selling singles and albums that they’ve produced, Nickelback has also been on the receiving end of the ire of critics and Internet users in general since as far back as 2004.

Regardless of premier music publication Billboard’s praise and the support of fellow artists, it seems many have been eager to wage war against the band, with a Michigan student even going so far as to draw up a petition to ban the group from playing during the halftime slot at a Thanksgiving football match (his petition was signed by more than 55, 000 people).

But whether you love them or hate them, one thing’s for sure: Nickelback is coming to Cape Town, and we bet the venue won’t be empty!

Supporting act for the Nickelback concerts in Cape Town

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer Shaun Jacobs is set to join the Canadian exports on stage at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town shows. This Mzansi-born muso is best known for his anthemic folk-rock sound and his hit title track off the popular album “Love Can”. Having topped the charts not only on South Africa’s radio stations but also on iTunes locally, Jacobs promises to put on a performance that will certainly get concert-goers eager for the main event.

Tickets for the Nickelback concerts in Cape Town

Tickets are available via Computicket.com and Computicket outlets as well as via BigConcerts.co.za. Costs are as follows:

TICKET TYPE

COST

Golden Circle Standing

R680p/p

Seated Mezzanine Level

R565p/p

General Access Standing

R450p/p

Seated Upper Level

R340p/p

Disabled Platform (wheelchair users pay and wheelchair assistants get a ticket at no cost)

R340p/p

The concert starts at 7:45pm and doors open at 6:45pm.

Nickelback - How You Remind Me

Nickelback - Hero

Nickelback - Photograph

Shaun Jacobs - Love Can

---
Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Tue
H:13°
L:
Wed
H:15°
L:
Thu
H:15°
L:
Fri
H:13°
L:
Sat
H:14°
L:
Sun
H:15°
L:
Mon
H:17°
L:
Cape Town Events Calendar
June 2016
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

One Day Jewellery WorkshopMake Your Own Jewellery Workshop

Discover the joy of jewellery design in Giselle Petty’s one-day workshop

UEFA Euro 2016 4UEFA Euro 2016

Some of Europe’s finest national football teams compete for the European ...

Groot Constantia Trail SeriesGroot Constantia Trail Series in Cape ...

Traverse the beautiful trails in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs at one of these ...

Winter Wonderland - 5Gordons Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

Head to this not-so-sleepy town for warming food, wine and family friendly ...

Fairview Goatshed Food and Wine Themed EveningsThe Goatshed Restaurant’s Themed Food ...

Taste exquisite dishes from specially-crafted menus at one of these warm winter ...

Delheim Mushroom WeekDelheim Wild Mushroom Hunt

Put the fun back in fungi at this Stellenbosch estate’s annual forest forage

District Six Kanala Musical in Cape Town District Six - Kanala Musical

David Kramer brings another lekker local production to the Mother City

Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape TownMurder Mystery Dinner Parties Cape Town

Intrigue, secrecy and cold-blooded killings are the order of the day at these ...

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly ...

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that ...

Horseback safari at AquilaHorseback Safari at Aquila Game Reserve

Ditch the regular, old game drive and saddle up for an up-close experience with ...

Swordfern Hair and Beauty Salon 5Half-Price Men’s Haircut at Swordfern ...

Every Tuesday this trendy wellness studio trims 50% off its ‘Be a ...

Park Inn Newlands Happy Hour SpecialHappy Hour Special at the Park Inn ...

Pop in to this slick hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of the week ...

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and ...

Bob Marley cover bandLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved ...

Noddy The Stage Show 2Noddy - The Stage Show

Is Noddy really a toy? Can he stay in Toyland?

MV Logos HopeMV Logos Hope Book Fair at the V&A ...

The “World’s Largest Floating Bookshop” sails into Cape Town

Nederburg 1Nederburg Concert Series

Everyone needs the sound of classical music and the lovely taste of Nederburg ...

EDRO Robotics Workshop Holiday CampEDRO Robotics Holiday Workshops for ...

Give your child a holiday experience they will never forget filled with robots, ...

Winter World Class Burger Pairing at Café CapriceWinter World Class Burger Pairing at ...

Four bartenders battle it out for World Class domination with their brilliant ...

Cape Quarter ExteriorFREE Weekly Yoga Class at Cape Quarter

Enrich your physical, mental and spiritual state every Tuesday evening at this ...

Wizard of Oz - 1The Wizard of Oz at The Playhouse ...

There’s no place like Oz…

Circus Holiday - 1Circus Holiday Workshop

Don't walk the tightrope with your kids during the holidays - drop them off at ...

Benguela Exterior NighttimeFine Dining at Benguela on Main in ...

Sample world-class wines and daringly deconstructed French classics in this ...

Signal Hill Terrace and Lounge InteriorTapas and Wine Special at Signal Hill ...

Wine, dine and relax every Tuesday at this stylish CBD haunt

Snow World 5Snow World Snow Park at GrandWest

It’s finally going to snow in Cape Town!

Optical Diversion ExhibitionOptical Diversion Exhibition at ...

Venture into a world of abstraction with this eye-catching show

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownPub Quiz Night at Beerhouse on Long ...

Test your general knowledge at this Long Street-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, and these scholars appreciate its true meaning

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric ...

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when ...

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownSunday Winter Craftsmen Braai at The ...

Celebrate the last day of the week with blazing fires and epic food experiences ...

Backtracker Cycling Back UnitCycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ ...

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ...

mischu coffee showroom in sea point cape townFree Coffee Beans and Capsules at ...

Simply mention CapeTownMagazine.com while placing an order of coffee beans or ...

Boschendal Wine FarmPicnic Lunches at Boschendal Wine Farm

Delight in an alfresco feast at one of the most picturesque wineries in the ...

OmniBlend6Quick and Easy Broccoli and Peanut Soup ...

We teamed up with the folks at OmniBlend blenders HQ to bring you this tasty ...

One Day Jewellery WorkshopMake Your Own Jewellery Workshop

Discover the joy of jewellery design in Giselle Petty’s one-day workshop

UEFA Euro 2016 4UEFA Euro 2016

Some of Europe’s finest national football teams compete for the European ...

Groot Constantia Trail SeriesGroot Constantia Trail Series in Cape ...

Traverse the beautiful trails in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs at one of these ...

Winter Wonderland - 5Gordons Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

Head to this not-so-sleepy town for warming food, wine and family friendly ...

Fairview Goatshed Food and Wine Themed EveningsThe Goatshed Restaurant’s Themed Food ...

Taste exquisite dishes from specially-crafted menus at one of these warm winter ...

Delheim Mushroom WeekDelheim Wild Mushroom Hunt

Put the fun back in fungi at this Stellenbosch estate’s annual forest forage

District Six Kanala Musical in Cape Town District Six - Kanala Musical

David Kramer brings another lekker local production to the Mother City

Murder Mystery Dinners in Cape TownMurder Mystery Dinner Parties Cape Town

Intrigue, secrecy and cold-blooded killings are the order of the day at these ...

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly ...

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that ...

Horseback safari at AquilaHorseback Safari at Aquila Game Reserve

Ditch the regular, old game drive and saddle up for an up-close experience with ...

Swordfern Hair and Beauty Salon 5Half-Price Men’s Haircut at Swordfern ...

Every Tuesday this trendy wellness studio trims 50% off its ‘Be a ...

Park Inn Newlands Happy Hour SpecialHappy Hour Special at the Park Inn ...

Pop in to this slick hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of the week ...

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and ...

Bob Marley cover bandLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved ...

Noddy The Stage Show 2Noddy - The Stage Show

Is Noddy really a toy? Can he stay in Toyland?

MV Logos HopeMV Logos Hope Book Fair at the V&A ...

The “World’s Largest Floating Bookshop” sails into Cape Town

Nederburg 1Nederburg Concert Series

Everyone needs the sound of classical music and the lovely taste of Nederburg ...

EDRO Robotics Workshop Holiday CampEDRO Robotics Holiday Workshops for ...

Give your child a holiday experience they will never forget filled with robots, ...

Winter World Class Burger Pairing at Café CapriceWinter World Class Burger Pairing at ...

Four bartenders battle it out for World Class domination with their brilliant ...

Cape Quarter ExteriorFREE Weekly Yoga Class at Cape Quarter

Enrich your physical, mental and spiritual state every Tuesday evening at this ...

Wizard of Oz - 1The Wizard of Oz at The Playhouse ...

There’s no place like Oz…

Circus Holiday - 1Circus Holiday Workshop

Don't walk the tightrope with your kids during the holidays - drop them off at ...

Benguela Exterior NighttimeFine Dining at Benguela on Main in ...

Sample world-class wines and daringly deconstructed French classics in this ...

Signal Hill Terrace and Lounge InteriorTapas and Wine Special at Signal Hill ...

Wine, dine and relax every Tuesday at this stylish CBD haunt

Snow World 5Snow World Snow Park at GrandWest

It’s finally going to snow in Cape Town!

Optical Diversion ExhibitionOptical Diversion Exhibition at ...

Venture into a world of abstraction with this eye-catching show

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownPub Quiz Night at Beerhouse on Long ...

Test your general knowledge at this Long Street-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, and these scholars appreciate its true meaning

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric ...

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when ...

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownSunday Winter Craftsmen Braai at The ...

Celebrate the last day of the week with blazing fires and epic food experiences ...

Backtracker Cycling Back UnitCycling Events in the Western Cape

Use this handy cycling overview to diarise your favourite events for the ...

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ ...

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ...

mischu coffee showroom in sea point cape townFree Coffee Beans and Capsules at ...

Simply mention CapeTownMagazine.com while placing an order of coffee beans or ...

Boschendal Wine FarmPicnic Lunches at Boschendal Wine Farm

Delight in an alfresco feast at one of the most picturesque wineries in the ...

OmniBlend6Quick and Easy Broccoli and Peanut Soup ...

We teamed up with the folks at OmniBlend blenders HQ to bring you this tasty ...

Winter Beer Festival 2Darling Brewery Winter Beer Festival

There is no off season for the drink of champions

Villa Out of this World Inside StepsVilla Out of This World in Green Point

A one-of-a-kind function, event and gallery space showcasing and retailing ...

Half Price Band 310 Questions For: Half Price

In 2016 this Cape Town-based party punk band – comprising Homo Pete, The ...

So happy White Wonderland 1So Happy White Wonderland

Spend a little time in Wonderland

Roundabout trafficHow To Survive Cape Town Traffic

Your survival guide to dealing with the Mother City’s dreadful rush hour

Bowhaus WashHausBowhaus Doggy Daycare Obedience Classes

Teach an old dog new tricks (or vice-versa) at this Woodstock-based pet haven

Standard Bank Duo ChallengeStandard Bank Duo Challenge at ...

Get your heart rate up with some exercise through the most beautiful ...

Bowhaus WashHausBowhaus Bath Brush and Doggy Daycare ...

This Mother City pet-sitting paradise brings you the alternative to leaving ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.