Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong has been making tangible improvements since he checked into rehab after a high profile rant at Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Festival back in September. Unfortunately for the band’s biggest fans, however, his continued treatment has forced the guys to cancel all of their tour dates through February.
Refunds will be available for all of the tickets that have already been purchased; however, a slew of replacement dates will be announced shortly. So, if fans choose to hold onto their tickets, Green Day will honor them for the new time and date, which will assumedly happen at the same place.
All of the make-ups might not be ideal, but at this juncture, the long-term future of Billie Joe and the band are more important. Here’s a look at what bassist Mike Dirnt had to say…
”Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. 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.”
Luckily, there is a bit of good news to go along with the disappointment. As a thank you to fans for being patient and an apology for the tour inconveniences, Green Day will release its upcoming album, Tre, on December 11 instead of January 15. That should hold fans over for a few months until all the dates are honored.
To check out a list of everything that’s been officially cancelled, head on over to Green Day’s official website. Otherwise, take a moment to send out your well-wishes to Billie Joe as he works on making a difficult and needed change in his personal life.