Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images

ICYMI: Nickelback Announces New Album, New Tour

Nickelback is back.

The Canadian group has announced the June 9 release of a new album, Feed The Machine, and has released the title track as the first single, with lyric video.

Nickelback - Feed The Machine [Lyric Video]

The New Album 'Feed The Machine' Available June 9th, 2017. Pre-Order now and get this track instantly: iTunes: Amazon: Spotify: Google Play: Apple Music: Video by: Simian Design Lyrics: Addressing those beneath from high above. Convincing his belief for what you love.

Moreover, the quartet will kick off a lengthy North American tour -- its first since postponing dates in 2015 because of frontman Chad Kroeger's throat issues -- on June 23 in Noblesville, Ind., with Daughtry opening most of the tour and Cheap Trick playing the final five dates in Canada, wrapping October 1 in Vancouver. Tickets for the dates go on sale February 11, with a fan club pre-sale starting February 6.

Little is known about the album yet; The announcement says that Nickelback is "currently in the studio putting the finishing touches" on the project, which is co-produced with Chris Baseford (Slash, Shinedown), and Kroeger tells us that while the group is considered a hard rock act it's always enjoyed the ability to be diverse:

"As a writer it's definitely fulfilling. Y'know, I would hate to be in a metal band where the only thing that you get to do is just metal and screaming. That's fun to do sometimes. And I'd also hate to be in a band where the only thing you get to do is ballads. That would get very tedious, but it's nice to touch on once in awhile. You don't want everything to be coming at you full tilt. So it's nice when we can create these songs and these different moods and...our albums can ebb and flow with all these different emotions."

Nickelback – 2017 Tour Dates

Friday, June 23                        Noblesville, IN                 Klipsch Music Center                                                 w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, June 24                 Detroit, MI                      DTE Energy Music Theatre                                     w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, June 27                    Toronto, ON                     Budweiser Stage                                                        w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, June 29                  Montreal, QC                  Centre Bell                                                                   w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, July 1                       Wantagh, NY                   Jones Beach Theater                                                 w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Sunday, July 2                          Holmdel, NJ                     PNC Bank Arts Center                                               w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, July 4                        Virginia Beach, VA         Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater     w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, July 7                            Bangor, ME                      Darling's Waterfront Pavilion                                  w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, July 8                       Mansfield, MA                Xfinity Center                                                              w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Monday, July 10                      Saratoga Springs, NY     Saratoga Performing Arts Center                          w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Wednesday, July 12               Darien Center, NY          Darien Lake Performing Arts Center                     w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, July 20**               Monticello, IA                  Great Jones County Fair                                           w/Daughtry**

Friday, July 21                          Omaha, NE                       CenturyLink Center                                                    w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Sunday, July 23                        Kansas City, MO             Starlight Theatre                                                        w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, July 25                     St. Louis, MO                   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                           w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, July 28                          Houston, TX                     The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                    w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, July 29                    Dallas, TX                         Starplex Pavilion                                                         w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, August 1                 Tampa, FL                         MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre           w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Wednesday, August 2           Alpharetta, GA                Verizon Amphitheatre                                              w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, August 4                      Camden, NJ                     BB&T Pavilion                                                              w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, August 5                Hershey, PA                     Hersheypark Stadium                                                w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Monday, August 7                  Burgettstown, PA          KeyBank Pavilion                                                         w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Wednesday, August 9           Cincinnati, OH                 Riverbend Music Center                                           w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, August 11**               Des Moines, IA               Iowa State Fair Grandstand                                    w/Shaman’s Harvest**

Saturday, August 12              Chicago, IL                       Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island     w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Monday, August 14               Cuyahoga Falls, OH        Blossom Music Center                                              w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, August 24**         St. Paul, MN                     Minnesota State Fair                                                 w/Daughtry**

Saturday, August 26              Bismarck, ND                  Bismarck Event Center                                             w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Sunday, August 27                 Billings, MT                      Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark                        w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, August 29               Spokane, WA                   Spokane Arena                                                            w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Wednesday, August 30         Portland, OR                    Sunlight Supply Amphitheater                                 w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, September 01**       Puyallup, WA                   Washington State Fair                                              w/Daughtry**

Sunday, September 3            Mountain View, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre                                           w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Wednesday, September 6    Wheatland, CA                Toyota Amphitheatre                                                w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Friday, September 08            Los Angeles, CA              Greek Theatre                                                             w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, September 09       Phoenix, AZ                      Ak-Chin Pavilion                                                          w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, September 12        Morrison, CO                   Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                         w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, September 14      Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheatre                                                  w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, September 16       Salt Lake City, UT           USANA Amphitheatre                                               w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, September 21      Winnipeg, MB                 MTS Centre                                                                  w/Cheap Trick, Shaman's Harvest

Saturday, September 23       Saskatoon, SK                  SaskTel Centre                                                            w/Cheap Trick, Shaman's Harvest

Tuesday, September 26        Calgary, AB                      Scotiabank Saddledome                                            w/Cheap Trick, Shaman's Harvest

Thursday, September 28      Edmonton, AB                 Rogers Place                                                                w/Cheap Trick, Shaman's Harvest

Sunday, October 1                  Vancouver, BC                Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena                                      w/Cheap Trick, Shaman's Harvest

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.