Green Day calls off tour dates, but will release "Tre!" early
Pop-punkers Green Day have canceled their planned winter club run and postponed their early 2013 itinerary, but will release "Tre!" a month early.
The alt-rockers will no longer perform the club trek that was intended to kick off Nov. 26 in Seattle and push through seven major markets through mid-December. The more extensive 2013 leg, which was originally slated for a Jan. 7 kick-off in Green Bay, WI, has been postponed indefinitely. New dates for those arena shows will be announced shortly, according to a press release.
Fans can get refunds for canceled gigs at the point of purchase.
The cancellations and delays come in response to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's recent rehab stint, which began in late September after a long-winded rant during the band's iHeartRadio Festival performance in Las Vegas.
"Obviously the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," bassist Mike Dirnt said 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 fans will get a bit of a break despite the tour changes, as the band will now unveil "Tre!," the third album of a recent trilogy, one month earlier than previously announced. Originally slated for a Jan. 15 drop, "Green Day Tre!" will hit retailers Dec. 11.
"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," said Tré Cool. "If we couldn't be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing."
The first two in the trilogy, "Uno!" and "Dos!," surfaced in September and November, respectively.
26 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre (CANCELED)
27 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center (CANCELED)
29 - Salem, OR - Salem Armory Auditorium (CANCELED)
1 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium (CANCELED)
2 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort (CANCELED)
4 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (CANCELED)
10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre (CANCELED)
7 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Arena (POSTPONED)
8 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena (POSTPONED)
10 - Wilkes Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena (POSTPONED)
11 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center (POSTPONED)
13 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena (POSTPONED)
14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (POSTPONED)
16 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center (POSTPONED)
18 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena (POSTPONED)
19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena (POSTPONED)
21 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center (POSTPONED)
22 - Philadelphia, PA - Liacourias Center (POSTPONED)
24 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center (POSTPONED)
25 - Portland, ME - Cumberland Civic Center (POSTPONED)
27 - Quebec City, Quebec - Colisee Pepsi Arena (POSTPONED)
29 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre (POSTPONED)
30 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center (POSTPONED)
1 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center (POSTPONED)
2 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum (POSTPONED)
4 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Arena (POSTPONED)
6 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center (POSTPONED)
8 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena (POSTPONED)