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Green Day cancel plans until March 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Green Day

Green Day have announced that they are cancelling all touring plans until March 2013, as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong continues to receive treatment for substance abuse. However, they will bring forward the release of ‘¡Tré!’, the third of a trilogy of albums, from 14 Jan to 10 Dec. Currently the change in the schedule only affects US shows.

Bassist Mike Dirnt said in a statement: “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”.

Drummer Tré Cool added: “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”.

As previously reported, Armstrong went into rehab after an outburst at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September.



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