Billie Joe Armstrong Says He’s “Getting Better Everyday,” Green Day Are Ready To Resume Touring

by (@zaragolden)

Green Day‘s most ambitious 2012 came to a screeching halt last fall when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong melted-down onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. A screed loaded heavy with f-bombs about Justin Bieber and one guitar smashed later, he was checked into rehab. Soon thereafter the band announced that they were cancelling and postponing all the remainder of their tour in order to give Armstrong the time he needs. Now they seem determined to begin this new year on a bright note nonetheless, with news that Armstrong doing better and with the reveal of those aforementioned rescheduled tour dates.

“We want to thank everyone for hanging with us for the last few months,” the band writes in a note posted to their website on New Years Eve. And then, for the first time since his breakdown, Armstrong chimed to personally thank fans, friends and family for support. “I’m getting better everyday,” he writes. The re-booted tour begins again in Chicago in March and will wind through North America and Europe. Tickets for shows that had been postponed will be honored at the new dates. As Armstrong himself says: “So now, without further ado, the show must go on.”

Check out the rescheduled dates behind the jump:

Green Day 2013 Tour Dates:
03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
03/29 – Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center
03/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
04/01 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Liacourias Center
04/04 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
04/06 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
04/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
04/09 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/12 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec Colisee
05/24 – Milan, IT @ Fiera Milano Live
05/25 – Deiva Marina, IT @ Piazza Unità D’Italia
05/27 – Belgrade, RS @ Kalemegdan Park
05/29 – Vienna, AT @ Krieau Rocks
06/01 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium
06/05 – Rome, IT @ Ippodromo Le Capannelle
06/06 – Casalecchio Di Reno Bo, IT @ Unipol Arena
06/08 – Nuremburg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/09 – Wershofen, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/16 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
06/18 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
06/21 – Moscow, RU @ Olympic Arena
06/23 – Saint Petersburg, RU @ SKK Arena
06/26 – Helsinki, FI @ Rock the Beach Festival
06/28 – Norrköping, SE @ Bravalla Festival
06/30 – Oslo, NO @ Ullevaal Stadium
07/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ Refshaleøen
07/04 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/05 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/10 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes Arena
07/12 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
07/13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live