Mike Nedwick/97.9 WGRD

It was a raucous Tuesday night at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena.

Nickelback, the Canadian band everyone loves to hate if they don't love the group, along with opening act The Pretty Reckless, led by Taylor Momsen, rocked Grand Rapids.

Nickelback is on the road for its "No Fixed Address" Tour, which is promoting its eight studio album.
Released in November, it includes the hit single What Are You Waiting For?

As for the tour, it just opened last week in Allentown, Pa. Grand Rapids was the seventh stop on the trek, which runs through Aug. 29.

Meanwhile, The Pretty Reckless is playing select dates on the tour with Nickelback. The Pretty Reckless' latest album, Going to Hell, includes the hits Follow Me Down, Messed Up World and Heaven Knows.

All the rockin' and metal in The Van Andel came after 97.9 WGRD's hoppin' Nickelback Pre-Party at The B.O.B.'s Brewery in The B.O.B. Some lucky winners from the bash also got front-row tickets to the concert through WGRD.

It was definitely a monster night in Grand Rapids.


Pop Evil to Tour with Nickelback

Also, some news to share. Grand Rapids' own Pop Evil is going to tour with Nickelback starting later next month. Drummer Josh Chachi Marunde shared the news with fans on Twitter and Facebook, saying: "Yes. We are going on tour with Nickelback beginning the end of March." Pop Evil will be Nickelback's opener for nine tour stops from March 22 to April 7, starting in Nashville and ending in Tulsa, Okla. The band is currently in the studio working on its fourth album.

Nickelback's 'No Fixed Address Tour' Dates with Pop Evil
March 22 — Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
March 24 — North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Coliseum
March 25 — Jacksonville, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 27 — Tampa, Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
March 28 — West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheatre
April 1 — Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 3 — Dallas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
April 4 — Austin, Austin360 Amphitheater
April 7 — Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center