Green Day have confirmed plans to reschedule their upcoming live shows, due to Billie Joe Armstrong's continued treatment in rehab.
A statement on the band's official website read: "Green Day announced today they will cancel their club tour that was due to launch in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre on September 26 and wind down in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee Theatre on December 10. Tickets for these clubs shows will be refunded at point of purchase. Additionally, Green Day will postpone all scheduled appearances for the months of January and February 2013. New dates for these rescheduled shows will be announced shortly and previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates."
The announcement also confirmed that Green Day were moving the release date of ¡Tre! - the third and final part of their recent album trilogy - forward to compensate fans.
The album will now be released on December 11, 2012.
"Obviously the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," bassist Mike Dirnt said. "We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can't wait to see you all again soon.
Drummer Tre Cool added: "We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned. If we couldn't be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing."