Update: Moondance Jam books The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar with special guest Micheal Anthony to headline Thursday night
LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2015) - 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.
[Updated June 26, 2015] Moondance Jam signed The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar to fill the open time slot. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar will be joining forces with Michael Anthony for a special headliner show on Thursday, July 16 at Moondance Jam. Fans will have a rare opportunity to experience music spanning more than 40 years of Hagar's career. Michael Anthony, the renowned rhythm section bassist has played with Sammy Hagar for the last 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot.
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” shared Chad 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 30th.
Nickelback are expected to return to North America in 2016.