Canadian monsters of rock get pyrotechnic crazy on Monday night
Canadian rock machine Nickelback put on an unbelievable performance on Monday night at Denver's Pepsi Center, and made sure it looked like the 4th of July during their set. There's nothing like pillars of fire and cannons of sparks blasting over a rock band as they wail in an unholy manner on their musical axes. Unfortunately in the past few years there have been a few occasions where something went wrong, and in a world of heavy insurance premiums ... well, putting a rock show on is already expensive. But thankfully pyro is making its way back into the rock scene, and Nickelback has made sure they are in the front of the line to help it back.
There needed to be a lead-up for the evening's proceedings though, and with the clout that Nickelback has accumulated over the years, it was no surprise to see some heavy hitters open the show. Tattoo-laden rockers Buckcherry started things off, making good use of the stage's side ramps to rock above screaming fans. Next up was radio rockers Three Days Grace. No doubt if you haven't heard the name, you've surely heard their songs PLENTY of times. The band played a variety of hits and kept the excitement alive for the final act.
Nickelback finally took the stage, and with a bang (literally) as loud explosions behind the curtain signaled the crowd to start screaming their faces off. A energetic opener by the band was even more colossal as a wall of pyro lined the back of the stage. Fire guns shot balls of flame into heart shaped formations behind the band as they rocked seamlessly through their first few songs. Nickelback, of course played many of their big hits, including the song "Photograph," during which they included a variety of candid photographs of the band as well as some memorable shots of the Broncos and Nuggets during some triumphant moments, which brought a deafening cheer through the venue. Nickelback was everything rock and roll on Monday, including fire and explosions.