The Long Road is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 23, 2003. The album was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011. It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in the year 2003, was only the album to have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was ranked #157 on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade. It is the band's last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer.
As Europe witnesses the dramatic movement of people across its borders, John Sweeney joins thousands making the journey from the Greek Island of Kos to the Austrian border with Hungary. He meets families fleeing conflict and terror in Syria and refugees separated from their loved ones, with children, the old and the sick being forced to march to safety. Among this tide of humanity, he also finds economic migrants seeking a better life in northern Europe and examines whether the onset of winter may mean the crisis is about to claim even more lives.