Even though they released three albums last year, Green Day were missing for much of the latter half of 2012. After a freakout at the iHeart Music festival, front man Billie Joe Armstrong admitted himself to rehab for substance abuse treatment. But now Armstrong is ready to get back to the shows and ready to please eager fans. On December 30, Armstrong uploaded several pictures to his Instagram account that said the following:
“Dear friends, I just wanted to thank you all for the love support you've showed me 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. So now, without further ado, the show must on..We can't wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger. Happy new year, we love you all Rage and love Billie Joe. PS Green Day tour in March.”
A few days after the singer's statement, an official release was listed on the band's website confirming Green Day going out on tour this March. The tour kicks off March 28 in Chicago at the Allstate Arena. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts just about half of the dates were canceled, but the band promises fans that new dates for these shows will be released early 2013. Full tour dates listed below:
3/28 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
3/29 Moline, IL – I Wireless Center
3/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
4/1 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
4/3 Philadelphia, PA – Liacourias Center
4/4 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
4/6 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
4/7 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
4/9 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
4/11 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
4/12 Quebec City, QC – Quebec Colisee
Over the course of four months, Green Day released “¡Uno!” “¡Dos!” And “¡Tre!” all of which are available now. The boys also plan to release a follow up DVD named “¡Quatro!” that shows the making of the trilogy. To keep up with the latest Green Day news and to get your copy of their new albums, check out their official website.
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