Our country has its fare share of problems. Every day it seems, there's a new story about turmoil in the inner city, political division among the electorate or some negative force that may threaten our way of life. Clearly, the United States needs something to rally behind, an event that will lift the collective spirits of the nation.

And here it is. Nickelback, widely considered to be the worst American import since smallpox, has been forced to cancel their summer tour. Singer Chad Kroger has a cyst on his vocal chords, which will require surgery to repair.

Among the cancelled concerts is their July 7th performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Dejected Nickelback fans who bought tickets are encouraged to seek refunds at the point of purchase.

The news could not come at a better time for our country. Perhaps Kroger's injury can be a catalyst to help heal the wounds of our great nation. Whether it will remains to be seen, however, one thing is for sure. America is safer, stronger and more united when our citizens are not exposed to the music of Nickelback.


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