Green Day: Immediate Future Uncertain As Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab
Green Day has already canceled one tour date as its frontman Billie Joe Armstrong enters rehab, and the band could be missing more.
The band announced that it will postpone its September 28 show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Mercury News reported. No makeup date has been scheduled, but organizers for the concert said more information would be available soon and that tickets for the canceled show will be honored at the new date.
Green Day also announced on its website that upcoming promotional appearances — including an autograph signing in Burbank, California — would be canceled
As of now, it appears the band is still planning its upcoming tour of intimate venues.
On Green Day’s website, the band’s upcoming tour of intimate venues is listed as still on schedule. That tour starts October 27 in New Orleans and concludes January 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
The canceled concert came in the wake of Billie Joe Armstrong’s well-publicized tirade at the iHearRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday. After Justin Bieber’s set went longer than expected, organizers asked Green Day to shorten their set, which Armstrong didn’t take too well.
“One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You’re gonna give me (expletive) one minute? … I’m not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletive).”
The band responded with a statement apologizing for the outburst:
“Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse. We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.”
Billie Joe Armstrong will be busy once he returns to Green Day. The band is set to release a new album, Uno, on Tuesday. It is part of a trilogy, with Dos and Tres due out in the coming months.