Green Day tour postponed
Green Day - Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt - postpones tour, including Pittsburgh date.
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Green Day announced Monday that is postponing its early 2013 tour, including the Jan. 14 date at Consol Energy Center. According to the band, new dates will be announced shortly and previously purchased tickets will be honored.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been in rehab since late September.
"Obviously the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," bassist Mike Dirnt said in a statement. "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 also announced it was moving up the release date of the album "??Tre!" to Dec. 11 from its original date of Jan. 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," said drummer Tre 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."
-- Scott Mervis
First Published October 29, 2012 1:09 pm