Green Day has announced that it will cancel all dates of it's upcoming 2012 tour, and postpone 2013's dates as frontman, Billy Joe Armstrong, still remains in rehab for substance abuse.
According to Loudwire.com; Bassist, Mike Dernt explained; “Obviously the time for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say the Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you for all the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”
However some good news; the band has decided to push up the date of the third album Tre from January 15th, to December 11th.
Drummer, Tre Cool explained the reason for the album date push; “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.”
New dates for the 2013 tour will be announced at a later date. Tickets from the cancelled 2012 dates will be refunded. No word on when or if those dates will be rescheduled.