By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Green Day is back in the news today, but unlike the weekend’s headlines of new music videos and track listing previews, this update isn’t so positive.
The band announced last night that have canceled their appearance at the 2012 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival, which was slated for October 27th.
Drummer Tré Cool explained in the official press release, “Canceling shows is something we rarely do. We never want to let our fans down, and we are grateful for all of you being understanding during this time.”
The cancelation comes on the heels of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s announcement that he would be seeking treatment for substance abuse, after a very public breakdown at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last month.
Bassist Mike Dirnt recently spoke to BBC Radio 1, and expressed that the band’s cancelations were necessary for a proper recovery for Armstrong, stating “we had to put the life of our friend in front of everything.”
Green Day still forges on, and is set to release the second LP of their album trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! on November 13th.
Also out in November is the soundtrack for the final Twilight film: Breaking Dawn – Pt. 2, to which Green Day has contributed the song “The Forgotten” from their third LP ¡Tré!
To keep up with all of Green Day’s latest news, and to keep checking on upcoming cancelations, head to the band’s official website.