Reprise Records’ multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning Green Day today announced they would return to the road in 2013 but would be canceling their tour date in Wilkes-Barre, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 10 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
“We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months,” said the members of Green Day. “We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows.”
Tickets for shows that had been postponed will be honored at new dates that have just been announced – including an SLP Concerts event with the band in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center, now scheduled for March 31.
For those fans who purchased tickets for the Wilkes-Barre date that is now canceled, refunds will be given at original point of purchase. Fans that purchased tickets over the phone or online via Ticketmaster will be refunded automatically.
The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong's substance abuse problems emerged publicly in September when he had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. The band's rep announced later that Armstrong was headed to treatment for substance abuse.
I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months, Armstrong told fans in a statement today. 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 every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on.
The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago area. Tickets for postponed shows will be honored on the new dates, and refunds will be available for canceled shows.
We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months, the band said. We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows.
The band released their most recent album, Tre, on Dec. 11, more than a month ahead of schedule.