This just hasn’t been Green Day’s year—following frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s in-concert meltdown earlier this year, followed by his rather abrupt and immediate entry into rehab following said meltdown (he wasn’t happy with having to finish his set at an agreed upon time), the band is now having to cancel the rest of 2012’s tour dates, as well as a their first live dates in 2013 to accommodate Armstrong’s treatment. His stint in rehab has no also affected the release schedule of the band’s trilogy of new albums.
First off, the tour dates: the band already dropped out of last weekend’s Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, and has now cancelled a run of dates running from a Seattle gig on November 26th to a Tempe, Arizona date on December 10th, according to Rolling Stone. The band will then hold off on 2013 shows from January 7th to February 8th.
Obviously, this complicates the promotional schedule for the band’s new trilogy of albums (¡Uno! was released earlier this year, with ¡Dos! is set for November 13th, and ¡Tré! was planned for January 13th). Now, ¡Tré! will be bumped up to December 11th to appease fans, according to drummer Tré Cool:
“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…If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”
What do you think of the Green Day news?
Source: Rolling Stone