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ICYMI: Green Day Postpones Beginning Of Tour

Green Day has been forced to postpone its "Revolution" for a minute.

The group has postponed three shows and canceled a fourth scheduled for this week to help launch the group’s new album, Revolution Radio "due to an illness affecting several members of the band and its crew."

The tour was set to launch Tuesday (September 20) in St. Louis, and that show along with Wednesday (September 21) in Chicago and Saturday (September 24) in Detroit have been postponed, while a performance Friday (September 23) in Toronto at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village has been canceled outright.

"Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us," the group said in a statement.

The tour is now slated to start September 26 in Columbus, Ohio. No new dates for the postponed show have been announced yet.

Revolution Radio, Green Day's first new album in four years, is due out October 7.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.