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“I Can’t Compromise My Standards”: Chad Kroeger Halts Performance, Citing Vocal Strain and Integrity
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger Halts Performance Amid Vocal Strain: “I Can’t Continue Like This”
A recently surfaced video captures the moment Chad Kroeger, lead vocalist of Nickelback, made the difficult decision to halt the band’s performance at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO. Merely four songs into their set, a visibly distressed Kroeger addressed the crowd.
“I’m sorry, I can’t do this,” a somber Kroeger candidly confessed to the audience. His words conveyed his genuine struggle and discomfort due to severe vocal strain. With a sense of integrity, he emphasized, “I can’t stand here with a completely wrecked throat and try to proceed with this show, feigning normalcy and accepting your money. That’s just not right.”
Amidst his evident vocal challenges, Kroeger shared his personal ordeal. “Hitting notes has become a real challenge for me,” he revealed. Describing backstage efforts, he recounted, “The doctor administered prednisone, injecting me in the hip, and we all held our collective breaths in the hopes of a positive outcome. However, I can’t, in good conscience, stand on this stage and deliver subpar performances, allowing my voice to crack and rendering the songs less than their best.”
Kroeger’s candid admission offers a glimpse into the artist’s commitment to his craft and his dedication to delivering quality performances to his fans.
“I’ll Be Honest with You”: Chad Kroeger Offers Options Amid Vocal Strain
Addressing the audience during the halted performance, Chad Kroeger candidly stated, “Let’s be real here. I could certainly give it my all. I could persist and keep pushing through, attempting to salvage the situation if that’s what you’d prefer.”
Determination Prevails: Chad Kroeger Pushes Forward Amid Vocal Strain
During the performance pause, guitarist Ryan Peake stepped in to offer his assistance in completing the show. However, Chad Kroeger remained resolute, refusing to be defeated by the vocal challenges he faced. With unwavering determination, Kroeger decided to continue, signaling to the band to restart their song “Animals.” The group pressed on and successfully completed a 15-song set, omitting only “Burn It To The Ground” from the planned setlist.
“Let’s do this,” Kroeger exclaimed to the crowd before launching into the song once more. “I’m giving it my all,” he declared with a renewed sense of energy and commitment.
The North American leg of Nickelback’s “Get Rollin’ Tour” commenced on June 12 in Quebec and is slated to conclude on October 5 at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND. Their upcoming shows include an evening performance on August 7 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.
In a different context, the band’s story is explored in the forthcoming documentary “Hate to Love: Nickelback,” delving into the reasons behind the intense criticism and negativity the band has faced throughout their career. The documentary offers an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the band’s journey and impact.