Canadian rock giants Nickelback will be rocking your summer in 2009 after Chad and the boys today revealed they’d be hitting the Toon next May!

With new album Dark Horse going down a storm these really are heady times for the band which first made an impact with mega-hit How You Remind Me all those years ago. 

Recent single Gotta Be Somebody proved to be the perfect follow-up to the unforgettable Rock Star and with uber producer Mutt Lange in their corner these days there really is no stopping the chord crunching quartet.

Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena will host one of the world’s biggest bands on Monday May 25 with tickets priced at £33.50. They go on sale from 9am this Friday through phone bookings and the internet and the Arena Box Office opens at 10am. Fan club pre-sales for UK dates start today.

Label mates Black Stone Cherry play Newcastle Academy on Saturday and another act from the Roadrunner stable – Slipknot – play the Arena a week tomorrow. Check out rushonrock for all the latest gig news and reviews!