Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback, who were scheduled to play at Manchester Arena on 17 November, have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their No Fixed Address world tour.

The news comes as lead singer Chad Kroeger is forced to take an extended period of vocal rest following a diagnosis with an intracordal cyst on his voice box in June and recent surgery.

Nickelback cancelled the second leg of the 2015 North American tour in June when doctor’s first diagnosed Kroeger with an operable cyst on his vocal cords. They were scheduled to resume the European leg of the tour in September, but while the medical team is pleased with the results of the surgery, it was revealed that Kroeger will require an extended period of recovery in order to heal completely.

The band commented “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.”

Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.

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