Canadian rockers NICKELBACK are forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 "No Fixed Address" North American tour due to lead vocalist Chad Kroeger being diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. Kroeger will undergo surgery in three weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
NICKELBACK cancelled shows over the weekend, hoping the additional rest and treatment would help, but an unfortunate diagnosis from Kroeger's doctor revealed a more serious scenario.
"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," said Kroeger. "I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible."
Kroeger's medical team anticipates a full recovery and the "No Fixed Address" tour will resume with their previously scheduled European run, in Helsinki, Finland on September 30.
NICKELBACK is expected to return to North America in 2016.
NICKELBACK's latest album, "No Fixed Address", sold around 80,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 17, 2014.
The 11-song set is the first through the Canadian act's new deal with Republic Records.
NICKELBACK has sold more than 50 million records worldwide since breaking through with its 2001 album, "Silver Side Up".