THE first gig of any tour is always a special one but Nickelback have set the bar really high.

The Canadian Rockers took to the stage at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday to kick off the European leg of their Get Rollin’ Tour.

Starting with one of their newer tracks the arena erupted as the first couple of chords of San Quentin played.

Addressing the packed out crowd frontman Chad Kroeger said “there’s a great vibe” around Glasgow.

Glasgow Times: He added: “F*** it’s nice to be back in town. I mean we’ve played here a lot and it is so damn nice outside right now we should be playing outside.

“There’s a great vibe around this town and you guys have always been good to us.”

Delving into some older discography the group – comprised of Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, and Daniel Adair – brought out singer-songwriter Rob Dawson to perform Savin’ Me.

Not only were the audience treated to a high-energy show but there was also a good number of crowd interactions which really added to the incredible atmosphere of the gig.

A fan standing near the front of the stage was spotted holding a sign which read: “This is my 80th show could I get a pick from Mike hand delivered?”

Of course, the bassist obliged walking off stage and giving the fan a pick and a hug which was met with huge cheers.

Animated videos were used to introduce a number of the older songs including smash hits Animals and Someday which got the crowd going.

Nearing the end of the setlist - which featured 15 tracks - the band played some of their most recognisable songs.

This included Photograph which over the last couple of years regained popularity on social media due to various edits of the 2005 track going viral.

Lead singer Chad opened with a joke about this.

He said: “A certain generation would refer to this next song as ‘look at this graph’ and the rest of us just call it photograph.”

A fan was then picked from the crowd to join the band on stage to sing Rockstar – this was apparently the first time anyone had been brought up with them in more than a year.

Rounding an electric evening off with classics How You Remind Me and Burn It to the Ground Chad said “It simply feels like a f*****g party in here” and he could not have been more accurate in summing the gig up.

This was my first time seeing Nickelback and hopefully, it won’t be my last.