Armstrong better, Green Day to resume tour in 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Green Day is going back on the road. The Grammy-winning punk band announced new tour dates on Monday.
The band cancelled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong's substance abuse problems emerged publicly in September when he had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
The band's rep announced later that Armstrong was headed to treatment for substance abuse.
"I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months," Armstrong told fans in a statement on Monday. "Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on."