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Nickelback cancel US tour as Chad Kroeger requires vocal surgery

By | Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015


Nickelback have been forced to cancel their upcoming US tour, after frontman Chad Kroeger was diagnosed with a cyst on his voice box. I’m sure this will please a lot of people who wouldn’t have heard him sing a note anyway. Why must you wish to deny Nickelback fans pleasure? It must be a tough life for them.

The band cancelled two shows last week “due to illness”, eventually announcing yesterday that the entire tour was being called off. “Chad will undergo surgery in three weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors”, the band said in a statement.

“I am sorry I have to interrupt the party this summer and I am definitely not thrilled with the prospect of being silent for many weeks to come when I could be out there playing for our fans”, added Kroeger. “I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible”.

The good news is that the European leg of the tour is still expected to go ahead as planned, starting in Finland on 30 Sep. They are due to hit the arenas of the UK in November, while US dates will resume in 2016.