“When We Stand Together”, along with “Bottoms Up” were made free for listening on the band’s official website on September 22, 2011. Both songs were released as singles on September 26 and available for download on September 27. The music video was released on November 3, 2011.
“When We Stand Together” was used for the theme song of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops. The band also performed this song at the event.
Boxer Lucian Bute came out to the ring with this song before his World Title fight with Carl Froch on May 26, 2012.
The official video was directed by Justin Francis and made its debut on November 3, 2011, on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1.
As of February 2013, the music video has more than 60 million views on YouTube
“When We Stand Together” debuted at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then, sales picked up and it peak a new position at number 44. Despite that, the song was a critical success, peaking at number 10 on their native home Canada. It peaked number 2 on Finland becoming their biggest hit on the country. Beating “How You Remind Me” to take that spot which “How You Remind Me” peaked number 18 on the chart. The song also peaked at the top 10 in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Austria. Overall, the song was a much bigger single than any other single that was on the Dark Horse album.
Chad Kroeger- Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar
Mike Kroeger- Bass Guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Adair- Drums, backing vocals
Ryan Peake- Acoustic guitar, backing vocals