Hate to Love: Nickelback documentary coming to cinemas for two nights

Trafalgar Releasing, Gimme Sugar Productions, and Submarine Entertainment announced plans today to bring Hate To Love: Nickelback, a feature-length documentary film about one of Canada’s most iconic and globally celebrated rock bands, to cinemas worldwide for two nights only on March 27 and March 30.

Premiering last September at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Hate To Love: Nickelback tells the authentic story about the band from their humble beginnings in Hanna, Alberta, to their explosive global success in 2001 and the highs and lows that followed. Directed by Leigh Brooks and produced by Ben Jones, the film celebrates the loyalty of Nickelback fans and delves into the years of online vitriol while exposing the personal impact it had on each of the band members. The film also unveils the rock group’s decision to return after a 5-year break with a new record and a hugely successful sold-out tour, finding themselves riding a sudden wave of online love that has introduced their music to an army of new fans and audiences worldwide.

Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing comments:

Nickelback has been such an influence on our music culture throughout the years. 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.

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Tickets for the global theatrical release of Hate To Love: Nickelback go on sale beginning February 22 at 10AM ET / 3PM GMT from the film’s official site. The feature-length documentary will be distributed to over 1350 locations across 30 countries.

The band themselves add:

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.

Hate To Love: Nickelback offers fans and audiences 90-minutes of translucence – an unvarnished and emotionally revealing look into the career of one of the world’s biggest rock bands. Combining never-before-seen archival footage, concert footage, interviews and enthusiastic celebrity advocates like actor Ryan Reynolds and Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Daniel Adair don’t shy away from the band’s topsy-turvy legacy as they share compelling and real-life stories alongside life-changing moments that have never-before been divulged publicly.

Hate To Love: Nickelback is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions and directed by Leigh Brooks (Sound of Scars).

Ben Jones and Leigh Brooks state:

We are both really excited to finally share this film with the fans around the world in such a huge and special theatrical event. 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!

Previously, Nickelback announced the upcoming 2024 European dates for the Get Rollin’ Tour, in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. After a hugely successful 2023 North American run, the European tour, produced by Live Nation, will hit 12 cities across 8 countries kicking off on Thursday 16 May at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro in Scotland, with stops in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne, Zurich, Bologna, Vienna, and Prague before closing the tour at Munich’s Olympiahalle in Germany on Saturday 8 June. Chart-topping UK indie-rock band Lottery Winners will join Nickelback on all dates.


  • Thursday 16 May 2024 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
  • Monday 20 May 2024 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024 – London, UK – The O2
  • Thursday 23 May 2024 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
  • Sunday 26 May 2024 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
  • Tuesday 28 May 2024 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
  • Thursday 30 May 2024 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
  • Saturday 01 June 2024 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
  • Sunday 02 June 2024 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
  • Tuesday 04 June 2024 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
  • Thursday 06 June 2024 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
  • Saturday 08 June 2024 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle

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