Band cancels gigs in 2012, postpones dates in 2013 and pulls up release of new album.
Due to lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab to combat his drug and substance abuse, Green Day have cancelled their tour dates in 2012. they have also postponed dates in 2013.
"Obviously the time for this isn't ideal" said bassist Mike Dirnt ,"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."
Due to the re-arranging of schedules the band's new studio album, "Tré", will be released on December 11, brought forward from January 15.
"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" said drummer Tre Cool.