Green Day Will Play First Show Since Billie Joe Armstrong’s Rehab Stint At SXSW
Green Day look set to play their first live show since their frontman Billie Joe Armstrong spent a period of time in rehab last year, and it will take place at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
This will mark the first time that the trio will have played at the festival, which will occur on March 15 at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre. It will also come on the same day as the world premiere of the film Broadway Idiot, as well as the screening of the documentary Cuatro! in Austin.
Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab last year after he suffered an onstage meltdown which saw him utter the following whilst performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September 2012, “One minute left, one minute (expletive) left. You’re gonna give me (expletive) one minute? I’m not (expletive) Justin Bieber, you (expletive).”
Green Day have released three albums since Autumn 2012, with Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!, which were each made available for purchase in September 2012, November 2012, and January 2013 respectively. These records also confirmed longtime touring guitarist Jason White’s induction into the band as their fourth member.
Last year, Green Day were forced to cancel all of their live shows in 2012 and early 2013 because of Armstrong’s mental problems, but following their show at SXSW the band will perform these gigs, starting at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on March 28.