Posted December 31, 2012
Green Day has announced plans to resume its concert tour in 2013. However the news is not good for fans in Omaha. Omaha is among ten cities that have been eliminated from the group’s original tour schedule.
In October, Green Day announced it was postponing its tour, which included a February stop at CenturyLink Center Omaha. The postponement was due to the fact that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had undergone treatment for substance abuse.
Those who purchased tickets to the Omaha concert can get a full refund at the original point of purchase.
In a statement, Armstrong said, “Dear Friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’re shown for the past few months. 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 everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on.”
The concert schedule will resume March 28 in Chicago.
Green Day has cancelled all remaining concerts that were scheduled through February. That includes the February 4th show at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
New dates for the rescheduled shows are expected to be announced soon. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates.
Refunds will also be available at the original point of purchase when the new concert date is announced for Omaha.
The decision was made based on the need for Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to undergo treatment for substance abuse.
In a news release, Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt said, “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. 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. We can’t wait to see you all again.”