Monday, September 24, 2012
GREEN DAY's Billy Joe Checks Himself Into Rehab Following On Stage Meltdown - Video + Band Statement Available!
Yesterday, we reported that while Punk Rockers GREEN DAY were performing at the IHeartRadio music awards this past Saturday, September 22nd, and that allegedly, the promoter cut the bands set in half in order to give USHER some extra time during his set. As a result, Billie Joe Armstrong had an onstage melt down when the band is prompted that they have 1 minute left during their hit song "Basket Case". You can watch video of the incident below.
Following Billy Joe's meltdown, GREEN DAY's camp released the following statement via their Facebook page:
"Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances."
We wish him a quick and speedy recovery!
Here is a video produced by Artisan News with details about this breaking news:
Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
26th: Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
27th: Kennewick, WA Toyota Arena
29th: Salem, OR Salem Armory Auditorium
1st: Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
2nd: Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
4th: Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
10th: Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
7th: Green Bay, WI Resch Arena
8th: Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
10th: Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
11th: State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center – Penn State Univ.
13th: Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
14th: Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
16th: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
18th: Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
19th: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
21st: Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
22nd: Philadelphia, PA Liacourias Center – Temple University
24th: Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
25th: Portland, ME Cumberland Civic Center
27th: Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
29th: Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
30th: Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center – Cleveland State Univ.
1st: Moline, IL I Wireless Center
2nd: Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Col
4th: Omaha, NE CenturyLink Arena
6th: Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
8th: Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
GREEN DAY's Official Site