Canadian rock band Nickelback have been forced to cancel their tour of North America, after their frontman, Chad Kroeger, was diagnosed with a vocal cyst.
Over the weekend, the band had announced the cancellation of the first few dates of the tour, however last night (23rd June), Kroeger’s ill-health forced them to cancel the entire ‘No Fixed Address’ tour. The frontman – who is married to fellow Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne – said in a statement released on the band’s official website:
”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. I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible.”
He has been ordered by doctors to get as much rest as possible before he starts his treatment and is expected to begin surgery in three weeks time. Those associated with the band are hoping that Kroeger will recover in time for the European leg of the tour, which commences on 14th October in Lithuania.
Nickelback will be coming to the UK on 13th November as part of their world tour. They will start in Sheffield before moving on to Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham. They will then finally appear at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 24th November.
Tickets for the UK leg of the ‘No Fixed Address’ tour can be purchased here.