The town of Hershey, known for its delectable chocolates, was treated to the savory sounds of Nickelback’s Get Rollin’ Tour.
Setting the tone for the night, Josh Ross opened with electrifying energy. His heartwarming rendition of “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls transported many back to the poignant memories of the late ’90s. It was clear from the onset; this was not just an opening act but a brilliant overture to the symphony of the evening highlighted by Ross’ closing songs “Trouble” and “On A Different Night.”
Brantley Gilbert, stamping his authority in the modern country-rock genre, treated fans to a powerhouse performance. Beyond his signature hits “The Weekend,” “Son Of The Dirty South,” & “Read My Rights,” Gilbert paid homage to legends through covers like Hank Williams, Jr.’s “A Country Boy Can Survive” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black” showcasing his reverence for the industry’s forefathers.
The venue came alive with the vibrant harmonies of Nickelback, who mixed original hits with nostalgic covers. Nickelback’s versatility was on full display as they alternated between their chart-toppers and surprise renditions, notably Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road.” This iconic number took a memorable twist when Brantley Gilbert and Josh Ross joined them, epitomizing the spirit of collaboration.
Another notable highlight was Nickelback’s playful unveiling of a t-shirt cannon during “Figured You Out.” This wasn’t merely about flinging souvenirs; it was an invitation for fans to capture a tangible piece of a shared memory.
Yet, as the evening was seemingly reaching its zenith, Nickelback had one more surprise. Chris, an enthusiastic fan, was beckoned onto the stage. With a guitar in hand, he humorously attempted the opening of “Rockstar.” Chad Kroeger, showcasing his characteristic wit, nudged Chris back on track. With the stage set, Chris’s dreamlike duet with the band underscored the intimate connection between Nickelback and their fans.
In summation, the Get Rollin’ Tour stop in Hershey was not just a concert but a musical saga. It celebrated deep-rooted music traditions, collaborative spirits, and the bond between artists and fans. Those in attendance didn’t just witness a performance; they became a part of an unforgettable narrative that they’ll treasure for years to come.