Green Day Reschedules Tour for March Kick Off
After canceling all scheduled dates this year after announcing frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s stint in rehab, Green Day is now set to tour North America starting next March.
The newly released concert dates begin with a show at the Allstate Arena in Chicago on March 28, and the band is scheduled to stay on the road through an April 12 show in Quebec City, Quebec. In between those dates, the group will perform in Moline, Illinois; Pittsburgh; Rochester, New York; Philadelphia; Fairfax, Virginia; Uncasville, Connecticut; Brooklyn; Providence, Rhode Island and Toronto. However, the dates the band previously had scheduled in January and February have now been cancelled rather than postponed.
“We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months,” said the band in a statement announcing the new dates. “We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows.”
Armstrong also posted a note of his own to the band’s official website.
“Dear friends … I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months,” Armstrong wrote. “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 loud! Our passion has only grown stronger.”
The band’s website also lists a slew of festival and arena dates in Europe beginning in late May and running through the middle of June.
The tour will support three albums the band released this year, the last of which was moved up from its original scheduled release date in January to earlier this month to make up for the postponed and canceled shows.