Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Dark Horse is Nickelback's first release since the immensely popular All The Right Reasons, released in 2005. Critics and fans alike are praising Dark Horse. The New York Times raved, "Nickelback... has been responsible for some of the heaviest pop hits of this decade and more notably, it has almost single handedly preserved the idea of the arena-rock ballad." Entertainment Weekly declared, "The only sure thing in the music business in 2008."