Getty Green Day is back in a big way. After cancelling a tour in support…
- Posted on Dec 31st 2012 3:00PM by Marwa Hamad
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"We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months," the band said in a release. "We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows."
In September, the band had to nix the remainder of their 2012 shows and push back their 2013 tour dates due to singer Billie Joe Armstrong's iHeartRadio festival freakout followed by the 40-year-old checking into rehab for substance abuse.
"Obviously the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," bassist Mike Dirnt had said at the time.
Having gone through treatment, Armstrong thanked fans for their support and assured them that the band will hit the road once again.
"Dear friends... I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months. 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," Armstrong said in a statement on December 31. "So now, without further ado, the show must go on."
Green Day are scheduled to resume their tour on March 28 in Chicago and play shows across North America through to mid-April.