In today’s Spectator:

Hamilton’s Monster Truck is joining Nickelback for a five-night residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The five-show run, with Monster Truck as the opening act, takes place Feb. 23, 24, 27, March 2 and 3 at The Joint, the Hard Rock’s state-of-the-art 4, 255 person capacity venue. Advance tickets, starting at $50.50, go on sale on Friday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Following the Vegas shows, Nickelback will hit the road again on the international leg of its “Feed the Machine” tour. Monster Truck, a Juno-winning four-piece heavy rock band from Hamilton, has previously toured Europe and Australia, opening for Nickelback. Monster Truck – Jon Harvey, Jeremy Widerman, Brandon Bliss and Steve Kiely – has also toured with Alice in Chains, Slash, Billy Talent and Deep Purple.

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