Green Day was set to begin an extensive tour schedule this week, but it looks like things aren’t going as planned. On Sunday (Sept. 18), two days before their intimate North American tour was set to kick off, the punk band announced that the first four stops have been cancelled. In a letter released to fans, they explain that the cancellation was “due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.” Three of the four cancelled stops will reportedly be rescheduled while the remaining stop has been cancelled indefinitely.
The three dates that will be rescheduled include: St. Louis, MO (Sept. 20) at The Pageant; Chicago, IL (Sept. 21) at the Aragon Ballroom; and Detroit, MI (Sept. 24) at the Fillmore. The only show from those cancelled that will not be rescheduled will be the group’s appearance at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village on Sept. 23 in Toronto. Read the band’s full statement about the cancellation below.
“Green Day regretfully must postpone three of the first four dates of their upcoming tour and must cancel the Toronto appearance, all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew. The postponed dates are: St. Louis, MO on 9/20, Chicago, IL on 9/21; and Detroit, MI on 9/24. The show in Toronto, ONT on 9/23, where they were due to appear at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village will be canceled. Schedule permitting, Green Day will make up all dates but Toronto, and tickets will be honored at the new dates.
‘We’re so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto,’ said the band. ‘Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us.’ Fans who would like to obtain a refund can do so from their original point of purchase. Stay tuned to www.Greenday.com for more info on the new tour dates.”
The cancelled shows were the first batch of tour stops for Green Day’s massive excursions in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. Revolution Radio is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. For more information and updates about the upcoming tour, keep an eye on Green Day’s social media accounts and website.