After his Las Vegas meltdown, some skeptics thought Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s trip to rehab was little more than a publicity stunt. With the announcement that the band will be canceling the rest of their live appearances in 2012 and early 2013, it’s safe to say that this is more serious than some may have thought.
Tickets for the band’s club tour, which was supposed to begin Seattle at the Paramount Theatre on Sept. 26 and concluding in Tempe, Ariz. at the Marquee Theatre on Dec. 10 will be refunded at the point of purchase.
“Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern,” said Mike Dirnt in an announcement. “We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.
The news may sound bleak for Green Day fans, but all isn’t lost. The band has moved up the release for ¡Tré! up a month from Jan. 15 2013 to Dec. 11.
“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,” said Tré Cool in the same announcement. “If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”