Looks like the “Holiday” rock band is taking one.
Just two days following their cancelled appearance as the headliners of the Voodoo Musician Experience in New Orleans (Metallica stepped in to replace them), Green Day announced today they’re scraping all of their tour dates running through the 2012 calendar year. The reason you guessed on your first try? Billie Joe Armstrong.
As the frontman continues his treatment in rehab for “substance abuse,” Green Day has been put in the difficult decision of having to call it all off for the time being.
"Obviously, the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," bassist Mike Dirnt explained through a statement. "We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank all of you for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can't wait to see you all again."
Drummer Tre Cool also added in the statement, “We feel bad that 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. If we couldn’t be there to play it up for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”
September has already been a No Green Day zone, carrying over into October and now officially cancelling everything through the new year. The 2013 dates have also been postponed with a rescheduling to be determined soon.