Green Day Cancel 2012 Gigs, Postpone 2013 Tour + Move Up Release of ‘¡Tre!’ Album
As singer Billie Joe Armstrong remains in rehab for substance abuse treatment, Green Day have announced that they've canceled all of their remaining 2012 club shows and have postponed their entire 2013 North American arena tour set for January and February.
Bassist Mike Dirnt explains, "Obviously the time for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say the Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you for all the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can't wait to see you all again soon." New dates for the January and February performances will be announced shortly, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.
The band also revealed that because of all the schedule maneuvering, they will go ahead and push up the release of their '¡Tré!' album to Dec. 11 from Jan. 15.
Drummer Tre 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."
'¡Tré!' is the third of the band's new album trilogy, which also included the recently released '¡Uno!' and the Nov. 13 release '¡Dos!' One of Green Day's missed performances came over the weekend as they were scheduled to headline the Voodoo Arts + Music Experience in New Orleans. However, their Bay Area pals Metallica stepped in to deliver a stellar show.
Green Day Canceled 2012 Tour Dates
11/26 -- Seattle, Wash. -- Paramount Theatre
11/27 -- Kennewick, Wash. -- Toyota Center
11/29 -- Salem, Ore. -- Salem Armory Auditorium
12/1 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Memorial Auditorium
12/2 -- Reno, Nev. -- Grand Sierra Resort
12/4 -- Santa Cruz, Calif. -- Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
12/10 -- Tempe, Ariz. -- Marquee Theatre
Green Day Postponed 2013 Tour Dates
1/7 -- Green Bay, Wis. -- Resch Center
1/8 -- Rosemont, Ill. -- Allstate Arena
1/10 -- Wilkes-Barra, Pa. -- Mohegan Sun
1/11 -- University Park, Pa. -- Bryce Jordan Center
1/13 -- Rochester, N.Y. -- Blue Cross Arena
1/14 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Consol Energy Center
1/16 -- Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Barclays Center
1/18 -- Manchester, N.H. -- Verizon Wireless Arena
1/19 -- Uncasville, Ct. -- Mohegan Sun Arena
1/21 -- Fairfax, Va. -- Patriot Center
1/22 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Liacouras Center
1/24 -- Providence, R.I. -- Dunkin Donuts Center
1/25 -- Portland, Maine -- Cumberland County Civic Center
1/27 -- Quebec City, Quebec -- Colisee Pepsi
1/29 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Air Canada Centre
1/30 -- Cleveland, Ohio -- Wolstein Center
2/1 -- Moline, Ill. -- i Wireless Center
2/2 -- Madison, Wis. -- Alliant Energy Center
2/4 -- Omaha, Neb. -- CenturyLink Center
2/6 -- Broomfield, Colo. -- 1st Bank Center
2/8 -- Las Vegas, Nev. -- MGM Grand Garden Arena