Green Day Announces Tour Dates and Prepares to Return to the Stage
After Billie Joe Armstrong's profanity-filled rant at the iHeart Music Festival in September, many fans wondered what was going on with the Green Day front man. Just two days later it was announced that Armstrong had entered rehab, which meant the band would be canceling dates to promote their albums Uno!, Dos!, and Tre! Without any defined time frame for Armstrong being in rehab, a number of shows were canceled, much to the disappointment of the fans who had purchased tickets. Now the band has announced a string of new tour dates for 2013, along with statements regarding their departure from the stage.
In a collective statement, 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.
Billie Joe Armstrong also made a personal statement in a press release:
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. We can't wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.
Unfortunately for those of us in Texas, there are no current dates slated for our area. Keep your fingers crossed that they'll be adding more cities to this list.
March 28 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
March 29 - Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center
March 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
April 1 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Liacourias Center
April 4 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
April 6 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
April 9 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
April 11 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
April 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Quebec Colisee