Star Tribune file / Renee Jones Schneider

Star Tribune file / Renee Jones Schneider


Words you probably never thought you’d read: Nickelback is starting to resemble Morrissey. Canada’s brawny hard-rock hitmakers have canceled their July 25 date at Target Center – a makeup date for a concert postponed day-of in March – due to frontman Chad Kroeger needing surgery for an operable cyst on his voice box. He and the boys had to can their entire tour, not just our date.

Fans who bought tickets online will be refunded automatically, and others can get their money back at point of purchase. That includes tickets from the March postponement, which was put off due to an unspecified family emergency.

Speaking of Morrissey, the British indie-pop hero – who twice postponed on us and then outright canceled his show in 2013 – is still on for his sold-out July 13 gig at the Fitzgerald Theater. News that no Nickelback fan anywhere in the world cares about.

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