Concerts

Nickelback Cancels Phoenix Concert Due to Singer's Vocal Cords

At least Nickelback chose not to subject its fans to a terrible Chad Kroeger. 

The band announced today that it has canceled all of its North American tour dates due to the frayed vocal cords of its lead singer. Kroeger has an "operable cyst" on his vocal cords, according to a press release. This includes the Phoenix date at Ak-Chin Pavilion, which was scheduled for Wednesday, July 1.

"Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK is 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 3 weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors," the release said.

Nickelback's tour will continue on September 30 in Helsinki, Finland.

“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,” Kroeger said in the release. “I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible.”
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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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