Green Day postpone winter tour

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Green Day have decided to postpone their entire tour as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong continues treatment for substance abuse.

“Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern,” said bassist Mike Dirnt in a press release. “We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”

Green Day had been scheduled to make multiple stops in New England, including the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 18, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on January 19, the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on January 24 and the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine on January 25. Refunds for each of the shows are available at the point of purchase or fans can hold on to the tickets for the make-up dates, which will be announced at a later date.

The tour was to promote Green Day’s trilogy of new albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre!. Consequently, the band also announced they would move up the release date of ¡Tré! to December 11 from its original date of January 15, 2013.

“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,” explained drummer Tre Cool in a press release. “If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”

Released in September, ¡Uno! debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. ¡Dos! will hit stores on November 13. Produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! serve as the follow-up to 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown.

Armstrong entered rehab at the end of September after a much publicized meltdown on stage during the band’s performance at the iHeartRadio Festival.

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