GREEN DAY has postponed their upcoming tour because singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is still in rehab for substance abuse issues. However, they've decided to bump UP the release of "Tre!" to make up for it. It's the third album in the trilogy. The second one, "Dos!", is still coming out in two weeks.
GREEN DAY has been forced to change their upcoming schedule to accommodate singer BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, who's still in rehab for "substance abuse" issues.
--They've canceled some club dates that were scheduled for next month and December, and they're postponing their entire U.S. arena tour, which was scheduled for January and February.
--Bassist Mike Dirnt says, quote, "Obviously, the time for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you for all the outpouring of support and well wishes."
--The arena tour will be rescheduled . . . and the new dates will be announced soon. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.
--Meanwhile, they've also decided to move UP the release of the third album in their current trilogy, "Tre!", from January 15th to December 11th. The second one, "Dos!", is still on track for a November 13th release.
--Drummer TRE COOL says, quote, "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."
(--By the way, METALLICA played a little GREEN DAY during their set at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans last weekend. Green Day canceled that gig, and Metallica stepped in to take their place. Here's video.)