Sunday, January 13, 2013
GREEN DAY's Rescheduled Tour Dates & A Post-rehab Note From Billy Joe!
Last year, GREEN DAY were performing at the IHeartRadio music awards and 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 this incident, Billy Joe checked himself into rehab due to substance abuse. As a result, the bands was forced to postpone their North American tour. The good news is that Billy Joe is out of rehab and ready to hit the road in support of the bands NEW music trilogy: '¡Uno!', ¡'Dos!' and '¡Tré!' (available now via Reprise Records). The bad news is that they did had to cancel a bunch of tour dates due to scheduling conflicts. But the show must go on! Here is a quick note from Billy Joe:
"I just wanted to thank you all for the love support you've showed for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better every day.
"So now, without further ado, the show must go on.. We can't wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger.
"Happy new year
"We love you all
"Rage and love
- XX BILLE JOE
P.S.: Green day tour in march"
The postponed tour dates are as follows:
- 3/28 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
- 3/29 - Moline, IL - Wireless Center
- 3/31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
- 4/1 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
- 4/3 - Philadelphia, PA - Liacourias Center
- 4/4 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
- 4/6 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
- 4/7 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
- 4/9 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center
- 4/11 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
- 4/12 - Quebec City, QC - Quebec Colisee
The canceled tour dates are as follows:
- 1/7 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
- 1/10 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
- 1/11 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center - Penn State University
- 1/18 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
- 1/25 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
- 1/30 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center/Cleveland State University
- 2/2 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
- 2/4 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Arena
- 2/6 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
- 2/8 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tickets for the postponed shows will be honored on the new dates and refunds will be available for the dates that have been canceled at the point of purchase.
GREEN DAY's Official Site