Green Day Cancels Remaining 2012 Appearances, 2013 Concert Dates Postponed

As frontman Billie Joe Armstrong continues his stint in rehab, the punk rock band puts their tour on hold

By Alyssa Toomey Oct 29, 2012 4:34 PMTags
Green Day, Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike DirntChristopher Polk/Getty Images

Green Day is putting frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's health first.  

The punk rock band announced today that they are canceling all dates for their 2012 concert tour as the 40-year-old star continues his stint in rehab. They will also postpone all future appearances scheduled for January and February of 2013.

"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.

The tour was originally set to launch on Sept. 26 in Seattle. Tickets for the 2012 club shows will be refunded, and new dates for the 2013 appearances will be announced shortly.

As a thank-you to their fans for their continued support, Green Day also announced they will move up the release date of ¡Tre!—their third installment in a trio of albums—to Dec. 11 (it was originally set to launch 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 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."

Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab for substance abuse in late September following his onstage meltdown at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.