Green Day has postponed all their upcoming tour dates due to Billie Joe Armstrong’s continuing stint in rehab, which he entered shortly after his onstage meltdown in Las Vegas. In lieu of performing, the band has moved the release date for their new album ¡Tre! up to December 11, 2012. It was originally scheduled to be released in January 2013.
The band made the following statement:
“Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well. [Also] we feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned, If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing.”
(via Dying Scene)