Green Day have canceled the rest of their concerts scheduled for 2012 and have postponed 2013 shows in January and early February while singer Billie Joe Armstrong continues treatment for substance abuse. After withdrawing from the Voodoo Music Experience last weekend in New Orleans, the band has nixed dates starting with a November 26th gig in Seattle through their December 10th show in Tempe, Arizona. The rockers have postponed 2013 tour dates from their January 7th show in Green Bay, Wisconsin, through their February 8th show in Las Vegas.
"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 that also announced that Green Day have moved up the release date for ¡Tré!, the last installment of an albums trilogy. "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," drummer Tré Cool said. "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! will now come out December 11th, instead of January 15th. ¡Dos! is still set for a November 13th release. Armstrong entered rehab last month after exploding in a tantrum onstage during the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas. For a full schedule of canceled or postponed tour dates, visit the band's website.
- Billie Joe Armstrong