Saturday, November 23, 2013
Nickelback To Open 2013-2014 Winter Season in Ischgl
Rousing hard rock and full-sounding ballads: Nickelback knows how to give people goose bumps and defy pigeonholing! This band from Alberta, Canada have been rocking their way around the world for over 20 years, packing out large halls and stadiums. On 30 November 2013, they will be entering unusual concert territory: the successful rock quartet will be opening the winter season 2013/2014 before an impressive mountain backdrop at the world-famous Top of the Mountain Opening Concert in Ischgl. Thousands of spectators will be able to watch their ‘Greatest Hits Show’ at 18:00 and sing along to tunes such as ‘How You Remind Me’, ‘Lullaby’ and ‘When We Stand Together’. Brothers Chad and Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Daniel Adair have big shoes to fill when they play this open-air concert. World stars such as Elton John, Katy Perry and Rihanna have already performed on the Top of the Mountain Opening stage for a breath-taking start to the winter season. The opening of the winter season in Ischgl has become legendary for its world-class entertainment and top quality winter sport conditions. Skiing in the Silvretta Arena by day and live concerts featuring top international acts in the evening.
Impatient winter sports enthusiasts can get their fix on the snowy pistes before the concert because skiing begins in Ischgl on Thursday 28 November 2013. With 238 km of prepared pistes, 44 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort.
Today the band can look back at a successful history spanning over 20 years and a lot of world tours. Singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger, bass player Mike Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake and drummer Daniel Adair only finished their sold-out European tour last year. Nickelback shot to number two in the German album chart with their current studio album ‘Here and Now’. The release of singles ‘When We Stand Together’ and ‘Lullaby’ also resulted in a global success. Since first being established, the band have received five Grammy nominations, won three American Music Awards and been named ‘Group of the Decade’ by the Billboard Magazine in 2009. The four rockers are going one better with their performance in the Alpine lifestyle metropolis. The band are known to be one of the best festival and arena bands with their imposing stage shows. At the open-air concert in this Austrian ski paradise, spectators can look forward to a particularly intense sound. Nickelback cannot be pigeonholed. And the same goes for their fan base. Loud guitar tones are interspersed with full-sounding ballads, giving goose bumps to spectators of all ages!
Nickelback follows in the footsteps of a galaxy of superstars who have entertained skiers and boarders in the Austrian resort's traditional Top of the Mountain gig. Long time ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tirolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers,Roxette, Mariah Carey, The Scorpions and Deep Purple .
Ischgl (1377m) is a truly Ski Paradise in Tirol (Austria) with 238 km of prepared pistes, 43 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort. The modern lifts managed by the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the Fimbabahn cable car built for the 2007/08 season. A variety of slopes and ski routes offer a opportunity for everyone, from beginners to experts looking for challenging pistes. Eleven is the name of the longest piste with approximately 11 kilometres from the top of the ski resort in Greitspitz (2,872 metres) to Ischgl village (1,400 metres).
From Ischgl you can access to the Silvretta Arena Ski Paradise, thanks to an alliance between two Companies (Silvretta Seilbahn AG and Bergbahnen Sammaun AG) and two ski resorts (Ischgl-Sammaun) from two different countries (Switzerland-Austria).