Guess Which Band Is the Latest to Cancel a Summer Tour Because of Health Problems?

In a year that’s been filled with concert injuries, another body has been added to the pile: Chad Kroeger of Nickelback

Chad has a cyst on his vocal cords–a dicey thing for anyone, let alone a singer–that requires surgical removal. It’s bad enough that the surgery has to be done ASAP–it’s being called a medical emergency–which means sayonara to the No Fixed Address Tour.

While this cancellation probably won’t carry the same gravitas as the Foo Fighters’ issues as the result of Dave Grohl’s broken leg, this is still bad news for the concert industry and the music fan.

How so? Tours require cancellation insurance in case something unforeseen happens to the headliner. When these policies have to pay out, the risk is spread among everyone in the form of future higher premiums. And who pays for that? You, in the form of higher ticket prices.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Guess Which Band Is the Latest to Cancel a Summer Tour Because of Health Problems?

  • June 24, 2015 at 10:18 am
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    Cue the Nickelback jokes and Thank you messages to Chad’s Cyst.

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