2023 CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES HONOURED IN NEW EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTING RESOUNDING SUCCESS STORY AND MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF ROCK
(Calgary, AB — February 28, 2023) On March 9, the National Music Centre (NMC) will launch a new temporary exhibition at Studio Bell in partnership with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), honouring 2023 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Nickelback.
As Canada’s best-selling rock group and one of the world’s top-selling acts of all time, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Daniel Adair are no strangers to success. Chart-topping hits, such as “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph,” “Someday” and “Rockstar,” have earned the band over 10 billion collective streams to date, 50 million albums sold, and legions of adoring fans from around the globe.
From the band’s humble beginnings in rural Hanna, Alberta to numerous worldwide smash hits, this retrospective look at their impact showcases instruments, memorabilia, and stories from over 20 years of rock ‘n’ roll. The new exhibition launches ahead of the diamond-certified band’s induction at the 2023 JUNO Awards in Edmonton on Monday, March 13.
The group will hit the road on part one of their world tour kicking off in North America this June in support of the band’s tenth studio album, Get Rollin’, and Canadian fans are encouraged to complement the summer tour with a visit to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary. Tickets and live tour dates can be found at nickelback.com.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past few decades and love that our story and songs continue to impact and entertain people globally,” said Chad Kroeger. “We’re humbled and blown away by this induction; and to have an exhibition at the National Music Centre in our home province of Alberta is just further icing on the cake. We hope fans have a chance to enjoy the exhibition in Calgary and we can’t wait to see everyone when we head out on tour.”
This year’s exhibition will feature numerous instruments used by the band, a selection of personal items, concert footage, and behind-the-scenes photos, all of which help capture the band’s upward trajectory and experiences as an internationally celebrated rock band. The gallery includes a 20 ft. video wall and has been outfitted with a full stage display with many of the band’s outfits and customized instruments from the music video “She Keeps Me Up.” Also featured is the "What the Hell Is on Joey's Head" Champagne bucket, named after a line from the 2005 song "Photograph.”
“Nickelback has created an unparalleled legacy in music as the most commercially successful band that Canada has ever seen,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, NMC. “National Music Centre is proud to celebrate Nickelback’s massive contributions to Canada’s music story with this new exhibition. We hope fans enjoy it.”
“We’re really excited to return to Alberta for Nickelback’s official induction on the JUNOS broadcast on March 13,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “But the broadcast is just the first part of Nickelback’s induction. The National Music Centre’s exhibition will help honour the band for the rest of the year and offer even more insight into the band’s extraordinary success.”
Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Nickelback is accessible with paid admission to Studio Bell and will run from March 9, 2023, until February 2024.
Regular admission to Studio Bell is $21.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors (65+), $13.50 for children (3-12 years of age), and free for children under 3 years of age. Admission for NMC Members is free. To become an NMC Member, visit studiobell.ca/become-a-member. Studio Bell is now open five days a week: Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. It is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
Named the “most successful rock band of the decade” by Billboard in 2009, Nickelback is one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The four-piece, comprised of Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Daniel Adair, is globally celebrated for their career defining and award-winning hits including “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph,” “Far Away” and “Rockstar” which all held top spots on the Billboard 100. Their success includes worldwide sales of more than 50-million units, solidifying their status as one of the top-selling acts of all time and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S., in the 2000’s decade, behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’. It was the number-one most played song on U.S. radio (any format) in the 2000’s decade according to Nielsen Soundscan, with over 1.2 million spins.
Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” and received nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007). With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out world tours, playing to well over 10-million diehard and adoring fans. In March 2023 Nickelback will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the JUNO Awards.
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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives; Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs; Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing; and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The 52nd annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Edmonton at Rogers Place on Monday, March 13, 2023. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit junoawards.ca.
About the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and recognizes Canadian artists that have attained commercial success while having a positive impact on the Canadian music scene here at home and around the world. Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary, is the physical home to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame collection. NMC works closely with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) to collect and exhibit items within the collection. As the governing body for the Hall of Fame, CARAS makes annual inductions in the artist, industry, and humanitarian categories each year at the JUNO Awards. For more information, please visit canadianmusichalloffame.ca.
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