Green Day cancels upcoming performance at music festival
From left, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool of Green Day hold best rock album award for "21st Centruy Breakdown," backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. (AP /Mark J. Terrill)
Stacey Plaisance, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:44AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS -- The Grammy-winning rock band Green Day has cancelled its upcoming performance in New Orleans.
The band was scheduled to headline the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Oct. 27. But a spokesman for the group said Tuesday the performance has been cancelled.
The announcement comes less than a month after the band's front man Billie Joe Armstrong headed into treatment for substance abuse.
Voodoo producer Stephen Rehage (RE-haj) says he's disappointed by the cancellation but "the health and well-being of Billie Joe is the most important thing right now. We wish him and the entire Green Day family the best and offer them our full support."
Voodoo is scheduled for Oct. 26-28 and includes such acts as Neil Young, the Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Nas and Jack White.