Nickelback are planning to return to the road in 2015 with a massive North American tour. But after making the big announcement and revealing the run would start on Valentine's Day, the band couldn't resist the lure of being on the concert stage and treated their fans and select media members to a hits-filled set Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 5) at the Sunset Strip House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.

The show was also being webcast via Yahoo, allowing those who weren't in the Los Angeles area to join in on the fun online. And fun it was, for both the crowd and the band themselves who seemed to be having a great time onstage. Frontman Chad Kroeger continually riffed on the virtues of day drinking, offering to buy the entire crowd a round while playing. Meanwhile, the band members knocked a few back onstage with Ryan Peake offering a hearty "Cheers" for each swig.

And when the guys weren't joking with each other and members of the crowd, they provided a performance that felt that they hadn't missed a step even though they hadn't been on the concert stage for some time. Opening with the hard-hitting 'Animals,' they got the audience immediately amped up. The current hit single 'Edge of a Revolution' followed with Chad Kroeger pumping his arms to the sky leading the crowd in a sing-along. The fan favorite 'Photograph' and "a song for the ladies in the room," 'Far Away,' followed.

A good sign for the new album is that both 'Edge of a Revolution' and the band's other recent release, 'What Are You Waiting For,' both fit well within the flow of their set list for the afternoon and should be well-known favorites by the time they hit the road.

Other highlights of the set included 'Someday,' a medley of 'Bullet' and 'Because of You,' 'Rock Star' and 'Figured You Out,' which led into the closer -- the band's biggest hit 'How You Remind Me,' leaving the audience on a high note. Check out our photo gallery from the show below and click on the button at the bottom of this post to find out where you can see the band in 2015.

Nickelback Sunset Strip House of Blues Photo Gallery

Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire