Throwback Concert: Nickelback w/ Bush and Seether at XL Center 2012

Throwback Concert: Nickelback w/ Bush and Seether at XL Center 2012

By Drew Carrano

Say what you want about Nickelback, but you can’t deny that they will fill the seats of an arena and give you a solid rock n’ roll show. That’s exactly what happened in 2012 when they came to Hartford’s XL Center with special guests Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days.


Today’s Throwback Concert:


Here and Now Tour

Special Guests: Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days

Friday April 27, 2012

The XL Center – Hartford


About The Tour:

In January 2012 Nickelback announced a big 49 city North American arena tour in support of its seventh studio album, Here and Now. Joining Nickelback on the tour are special guests and fellow rockers Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. The tour kicked off in Moline, Illinois on April 10th and would make a stop in Hartford on April 27th.

The show at The XL Center opened with My Darkest Days, a band from Canada who were first discovered by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Their lead singer, Matt Walst, would go on to be the new lead singer of Three Days Grace in 2013.

Seether took the stage and played an 8-song set that included their hit songs Fine Again, Rise Above This and Remedy. They also played a couple new songs, Tonight and Country Song, off their 2011 album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray.

Veteran rockers Bush followed with a heavy dose of 90s hits plus a couple new songs off their 2011 release, The Sea of Memories. Bush’s high energy show got the XL Center crowd ready for the headliner, Nickelback.

Nickelback didn’t waste time in unleashing a new song off Here and Now as they opened their 90-minute set with their new single, This Means War. What followed was barrage of hits performed on two stages, one of which was a rotating stage in the middle of the XL Center floor. Along with the music, the Nickelback stage show also featured a large video screen, flamethrowers and t-shirt cannons, much to the enjoyment of the thousands in attendance.




  1. This Means War
  2. Something in Your Mouth
  3. Never Again
  4. Photograph
  5. Far Away
  6. Bottoms Up
  7. Rockstar
  8. Someday
  9. Animals
  10. Lullaby
  11. When We Stand Together
  12. How You Remind Me
  13. Side of a Bullet / Because of You
  14. Burn It to the Ground
  15. Gotta Be Somebody (encore)
  16. Figured You Out (encore)


  1. Machinehead
  2. All My Life
  3. The Sound of Winter
  4. Everything Zen
  5. Come Together (The Beatles cover)
  6. Little Things
  7. Glycerine
  8. Comedown


  1. Gasoline
  2. Fine Again
  3. Broken
  4. Tonight
  5. Country Song
  6. Rise Above This
  7. Fake It
  8. Remedy



Watch: Nickelback Live

Watch: Bush Live

Watch: Seether Live