Frontman is on an extended period of vocal rest
Nickelback have axed their upcoming world tour.
The band were due to begin their global jaunt on September 30 but frontman Chad Kroeger has failed to recover from surgery he had on his voice box earlier this summer.
The four-piece cancelled their North American tour dates in June after Kroeger was diagnosed with a vocal cyst.
In a statement on their official website Nickelback.com, the band wrote: ”Nickelback is forced to cancel all remaining dates for the 2015 No Fixed Address Tour due to an extended period of vocal rest ordered for lead singer Chad Kroeger.
“Kroeger, who was diagnosed with an intracordal cyst on his voice box in June, recently underwent surgery and must remain on vocal rest as ordered by doctors for the next six to nine months in order to fully recuperate. Kroeger will require an extended period of recovery in order to heal completely.”
The band added they hope to return to the stage soon, despite the fact they have made no plans to reschedule the dates, with refunds available to fans who had tickets to the shows.
They wrote: ”Most of all, we are sorry to miss our fans out on the road this fall, but Chad’s health, healing and full recovery are what is most important right now. With the proper amount of time, we hope to have him back stronger and better than ever before. We thank everyone for their support and understanding during this time and look forward to getting back out on the road and playing music for everyone again real soon.”
Nickelback had lined up 34 dates in support of their 2014 studio album ‘No Fixed Address’.