In a Sunday press release, Green Day have postponed 3 of the first 4 dates on the opening leg of their 2016-2017 world tour due to multiple illnesses within the band and crew. The 4th date in Toronto at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village has been cancelled.
Here’s the band’s official statement on their website:
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 – 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 tour was just announced earlier this month and after just a couple of weeks the band has run into some misfortune. Green Day’s previous tour was also delayed at the outset. With the new changes to the schedule in place, and if all is well by then, the first date Green Day will play is the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio on September 26th. Between October 20th and January 10th, no live dates are scheduled which leaves room for possible makeup dates, if the band wishes to do so.
Green Day’s Revolution Radio, their newest album will be released on October 7th.