2010 is shaping up to be another stellar year for the Grammy-nominated Nickelback, who were recently named Billboard’s ‘Group of Decade.’ The band has extended its Dark Horse World Tour into June. The two-month tour begins in Atlantic City on April 3 and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 3. Joining Nickelback for the extended dates will be Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies.

The band also rocked the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games last night in Vancouver.  The band literally lit up the stadium with their electric performance of “Burn It To The Ground,” which was viewed by 60,000 in the stadium itself and a global audience that reached into the multi-millions.

Of their performance, the band said, “Having the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has been a great honour for our city and our country. To be included in the Closing Ceremony, with so many talented artists and athletes, is something we will never forget.”

Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, with over 35 million albums sold.  The band’s latest album, Dark Horse, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielson SoundScan Top Album Chart in Canada and number two on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has remained on the Top 200 for 66 weeks selling almost 3 million albums in the US alone.

Recently Billboard’s decade-end issue awarded Nickelback several accolades, including Group of the Decade, Top Adult Top 40 Artist of the Decade, Top Rock Song of the Decade for “How You Remind Me” and Top Mainstream Rock Song Artist. 

The band also ranked high in the magazine’s 2009 wrap up, being awarded Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Dark Horse, Top Alternative Artist, Top Alternative Album for Dark Horse, Top Hard Rock Artist and Top Hard Rock Album for Dark Horse.