Green Day will be going back on tour in 2013.
The band, which had to cancel their 2012 tour when Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into rehab, announced today that they’ll be hitting the road early in 2013.
Billie Joe Armstrong released a statement saying:
“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. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.”
MTV reports that the band added a few dates to the 2013 calendar but they also had to cancel a few shows. The Green Day tour will resume on January 7 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and will continue to April. The band has added shows in Chicago, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Canada.
The band writes on its website:
“We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months … We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again.”
The band hasn’t given a specific reason for why Armstrong checked into rehab. In September, the singer was hospitalized for “severe dehydration.” The band cancelled their remaining 2012 shows shortly after Armstrong was hospitalized.