Nickelback nixes remaining tour dates after Chad Kroeger's surgery

Canadian rock troupe Nickelback has cancelled its remaining 2015 concert dates, citing doctors' orders for lead singer Chad Kroeger.

Doctors prescribe extended vocal rest for lead singer following surgery

Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, seen performing in 2013, has been prescribed an extended period of vocal rest after surgery on his vocal cords, leading the band to cancel its remaining tour dates for 2015. (Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press)

Canadian rock troupe Nickelback has cancelled its remaining 2015 concert dates, citing doctors' orders for lead singer Chad Kroeger.

In June, Kroeger was diagnosed with an intracordal cyst and the band cancelled all concert dates until September.

After recently undergoing surgery, the gravelly voiced frontman was ordered to remain on vocal rest for the next six to eight months to fully recuperate.

"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," the band said in a statement.

"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."

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The No Fixed Address tour dates affected by the cancellation include concerts across Europe, including in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Germany and Italy.

Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase

Alberta-born Kroeger, who is married to Canadian pop rocker Avril Lavigne, is expected to make a full recovery. It's been a tough year for the couple, with Lavigne also recovering from a severe case of Lyme disease.