House lights down. The crowd screams as the PA starts thundering with sounds of marching, helicopters, and tank treads: the intro for Nickelback. Chris Maeder's stark and ominous beams sweep the crowd, searching. As the volume increases, the crowd reaches a pitch, and it makes our hair stand on end.

The Kabuki drops, and a 30' high, full stage wall of flames erupts Just when you thought it can't go up a notch, it does.

The Nickelback logo appears, bleach-ed and burning, on the

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