Green Day Down
Illness forces Billie Joe Armstrong and company to delay North American tour for a week
By Gary Graff
September 19, 2016
Green Day fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Billie Joe Armstrong and the gang on the road to support their new album, Revolution Radio. The group has postponed three shows and canceled a fourth scheduled for this week to help launch the album “due to an illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.”
The tour was slated to launch Tuesday (Sept. 20) in St. Louis, and that show along with Wednesday (Sept. 21) in Chicago and Saturday (Sept. 24) in Detroit have been postponed, while a performance Friday (Sept. 23) in Toronto at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village has been canceled outright.
“Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us,” the group said in a statement.
The tour is now slated to start Sept. 26 in Columbus, Ohio. No new dates for the postponed show have been announced yet. Revolution Radio, Green Day’s first new album in four years, is due out Oct. 7.