Green Day Planning Return In 2013
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.31.2012
Billie Joe is doing better every day...
Billboard reports that Green Day are currently getting ready for their live return, which they have set for March 28 in Chicago. It will be followed with ten more shows through mid April, their first since September. This was after Billie Joe Armstrong went to rehab for substance abuse issues.
The band said: "We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months. We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows."
Their problems began after Armstrong had an on-stage meltdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. This caused some changes to their planned release of Uno, Dos and Tre, as well as the cancellation of their tour for the rest of the year. These included a headlining show at the Voodoo Festival and ten dates in January and February (which were postponed then canceled).
Armstrong said in a statement: "Dear friends... I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown 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 everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on."
Tickets for postponed concerts will be honored at the new dates. Additional west coast dates will be announced in early 2013.
28: Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
29: Moline, IL (I Wireless Center)
31: Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center)
1: Rochester, NY - (Blue Cross Arena)
3: Philadelphia, PA - (Liacourias Center)
4: Fairfax, VA - (Patriot Center)
6: Uncasville, CT - (Mohegan Sun Arena)
7: Brooklyn, NY - (Barclays Center)
9: Providence, RI - (Dunkin Donuts Center)
11: Toronto, ON - (Air Canada Centre)
12: Quebec City, QC - (Quebec Colisee)