Green Day cancels and postpones tour dates, moves new album release
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Just as rock band Green Day was returning to the mainstream, the band chose to make changes in their plans following front man Billie Joe Armstrong’s visit to the rehab.
The band announced Sunday that their remaining shows for 2012 are cancelled; their upcoming tour dates in January and February 2013 are postponed; and, the release of the third installment of their album-trilogy is moved from January 2013 to December of this year.
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt said, “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”
“We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned. If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing,” said another band member Tré Cool.
Refunds are available at point of purchase for the cancelled shows, while tickets for the postponed shows will be honored on the new dates.