"Nickelback has been such an influence on our music culture." A deep new Nickelback documentary explores their status as one of the most popular - and yet uniquely hated - rock bands of all time

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A new Nickelback documentary is set to hit cinemas worldwide next month, following its successful debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Love To Hate: Nickelback explores the quartet's near-three-decade career, delving into their rise to becoming one of the world's biggest rock bands, as well as dissecting the widespread hatred and mockery they received from certain corners of the rock scene upon exploding in popularity in the early 2000s.

The film will be shown in select cinemas across the globe on March 27 and 30, with tickets for showings going on sale Thursday, February 22 at 10am ET/3pm GMT from nickelbackfilm.com 

“Nickelback has been such an influence on our music culture throughout the years,” says Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, who are distributing the film. “We are thrilled to bring the story of their journey to stardom and the importance of their passionate fans’ support through the decades to cinemas worldwide.”

“We are both really excited to finally share this film with the fans around the world in such a huge and special theatrical event," say Ben Jones (producer) and Leigh Brooks (director). "We think their patience will be worth the wait. It’s been a huge personal journey for us both and we thank the band too for letting us dig a little deeper than they expected!”

Nickelback themselves, meanwhile, state: "We are very excited to finally bring this film to theatres this Spring. It’s been a long road to get this project across the finish line and we must thank Ben Jones and Leigh Brooks for all of their hard work. We hope everyone enjoys our story, fans, friends or otherwise."

Nickelback's European tour kicks off in May. See the full list of dates below.

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Nickelback Get Rollin' European tour dates 2024

May 16: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
May 20: Manchester AO Arena, UK
May 21: London O2 Arena, UK
May 23: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
May 26: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Holland
May 28: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
May 30: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 01: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 02: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Jun 04: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
Jun 06: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Jun 08: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.