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Green Day Cancels Upcoming Tempe Tour Stop

A lot of folks were buzzing about seeing Green Day in a club as intimate as the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Monday, December 10, but it looks like folks will just have to keep imagining (or read our review of the Foxboro Hot Tubs gig at the dearly departed Brickhouse): the trio has canceled its entire club tour to give frontman Billie Joe Armstrong more time to handle addiction issues that caused him to enter rehab in September.

"Obviously the timing for this isn't ideal, but Billie Joe's well-being is our main concern," says Mike Dirnt on the band's official site. "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."

As a consolation, Green Day's new EP, ¡Tré! has been moved up to Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from its original date of January 15, 2013.

"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," said Tré Cool. "If we couldn't be there to play it for you live, the least we could do was give you the next best thing."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.