Green Day Cancel Remaining 2012 Shows
Green Day announced overnight they would be cancelling all remaining shows in 2012 and also postponing any scheduled appearances in January and February next year while front man Billie Joe Armstrong continues his recovery.
“Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern,” bassist Mike Dirnt said in a statement on the band’s official website.
“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.”
The rockers were originally set to begin their tour in Seattle in late September, but that date was scrapped when singer Armstrong entered rehab for “substance abuse.”
However, as a gesture of thanks to fans, Green Day have also announced they will be bringing the release date of their album ¡Tré! forward to December 11, 2012 from its original date of January 15, 2013.
“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,” said drummer Tré Cool in a statement.
“If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”
The second instalment of Green Day's trilogy of albums, ¡Dos!, is set to be released in November.
Written by Lauren Alpe