UPDATE: Green Day have postponed three of the first four gigs of their upcoming tour - and canceled their September 23rd gig in Toronto - due to an illness that's struck several members of the band and crew. "We're so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto," the band said in a statement. "Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us." Tickets to Green Day's shows in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit will be honored at the make-up dates.
Green Day have announced a new run of shows in North America and Europe to coincide with the release of the band's 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which arrives next month.
The group will kick off the tour in St. Louis on September 20th. After several dates in the midwest, Green Day head to the East Coast before wrapping up the U.S. portion of the tour with dates in Los Angeles and Berkeley. In the new year, the band travels to Europe for a series of gigs in Italy, Germany, Sweden and the U.K.
After years of working with outside producers, Green Day chose to self-produce their latest record. "This time I just wanted to feel the freedom of just depending on ourselves and getting in a room," frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone. "There's no in-between person, and we're forced to sort of be in there with each other."
As a result, Armstrong suggested that the group's musicianship reached new heights. "Tre's drumming on this record is I think the best he's ever done," Armstrong continued. "I could say the same with Mike's bass playing."
Revolution Radio hits shelves October 7th.
Green Day Tour Dates
September 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
September 21 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
September 23 - Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey
September 24 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
September 26 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 28 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
September 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
September 01 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 03 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
October 20 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
January 10 - Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
January 11 - Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
January 13 - Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
January 14 - Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
January 16 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
January 18 - Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
January 19 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
January 25 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
January 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
January 28 - Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
January 30 - Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
January 31 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
February 02 - Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
February 03 - Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
February 05 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
February 06 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
February 08 - London @ The O2
June 23 - Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 - Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival