Green Day Announce Post-Rehab Comeback Show

Their first live appearance since singer Billie Joe Armstrong broke down and went to rehab will be at the annual SXSW festival in March.

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Green Day have announced their first show since frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went into rehab after an "onstage meltdown" last year.

They will appear on March 15 as SXSW, to coincide with the premiere of "Broadway Idiot", a documentary which looks behind the curtain as Billie Joe Armstrong ventures onto Broadway with "American Idiot".

SXSW visitors will also be treated to a screening of their "¡Cuatro!" documentary about the recent Green Day album trilogy, according to NME.

Armstrong's very public breakdown led to the band cancelling all of their scheduled performances for 2012 and 2013, and a long stint in rehab.

"Let me f--king tell you something," said Armstrong from the iHeartRadio stage in September, "I've been around since f--king nineteen-eighty-f--king-eight. You're going to give me one f--king minute? You've got to be f--king kidding me. What the f--k? I'm not f--king Justin Bieber, you motherf--kers."

Their previously scheduled US tour dates will pick up again from March 28.

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    Next in the Green Day publicity scheme, "50 Shades of Tr"
    even when you put it in brackets... IT WAS NO MELTDOWN... jesus christ UG... We've been saying this in every post that you mentioned it in.
    Darth Wader
    In Billie Joe's defense, before his "meltdown" he asked the audience "Do you have the time to listen to me whine about nothing and everything all at once?"
    BJA had good reason to get pissed. You never cut down on promised onstage time. You just don't do that.
    he was treated pretty unfairly and he was the only one in that lineup with any actual talent i dont blame him for acting the way he did
    "Let me f--king tell you something," said Armstrong from the iHeartRadio stage in September, "I've been around since f--king nineteen-eighty-f--king-eight. You're going to give me one f--king minute? You've got to be f--king kidding me. What the f--k? I'm not f--king Justin Bieber, you motherf--kers." Wow dude, you're so f--king cool. F--k.
    Apparently he was drunk, and drunk people usually say **** a lot as a filler word. Watch the show, you can tell he wasn't sober during that show
    not great but better than most new music on the radio these days...
    He was drunk....he got pissed....and went was no the trilogy is a glad tiding since 21st Century Breakdown. Not really a comeback more like a "Hey Guys! Don't forget we are still going on tour!" but I am glad for them to finally get back out there and play some live music again. Plus why does everyone think this is a PR scheme? Do you really think that they would have a trilogy of albums, and the day before the first one comes out he flips his lid so they would get more sales? Because it obviously didn't help people seem to love to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
    link no1
    I don't consider a band that not too long ago released 3 albums and are pretty damn popular and recent to be able to do a 'comeback'. This is about as retarded as the recent 'korn reunion'.
    I thought the trilogy was rather good (especially when you put together your favorites from each album), and it made me so happy to see them get back to their musically fun and light selves. The whole "outburst" thing is totally heartbreaking for me - I was really rooting for them here. People were liking Uno, and the other two I feel might have hit similar levels. Sadly this event really seems to have halted their small wave back up, and actually put them back down - to the point where I don't know if a comeback is possible any more. Still rooting for the best for them. Even through ups & downs, Green Day was one of if not THE first band I really got into. The guys will always have a special place in my heart for that - whether I've outgrown the music or not.
    Wow, Just in time. LOL I hope most people did not fall for this little PR Scam.
    I'm doubting this is a PR scheme, as you'd expect they would want to ride the wave of attention their trilogy got. Having to reschedule two and a half years worth of touring seems like a financial suicide.
    Definately dont consider this a PR scheme. The dude got pissed. He was the only one there that didnt use autotune, get studio musicians, or f-ck his way to the top of the charts in that show. For them to cut him 45 minutes is a big deal. thats almost an album's worth cut.
    I agree, it seems like going back to rehab and having an "onstage meltdown" would be a good way for a band who's been dealing with claims of no longer being punk enough to inject some punk into their public image. But I don't really follow Green Day enough to think that they'd purposely do something like that, so bring on the -1's
    if i read the words "onstage meltdown" one more time i will throw my chair into my computer screen.
    BREAKING NEWS: Mass hysteria erupts in the streets after Green Day announces "comeback show". Hordes of angry people around the world with decent taste in music flood the streets in rage and dismay, while simultaneously venting their immense and unfathomable anger in chatrooms, forums, and Ultimate Guitar threads across the internet. Chaos and pandemonium ensues, while civilized society begins to deteriorate rapidly as people run around incoherently with blind fury and fear, throwing their hands in the air, and cursing whatever Gods may exist for letting such an indescribably horrendous and abominable event to occur. Cover your ears, ladies and gentlemen, and let God have mercy on our souls.
    I'd like to remind everyone getting angry at this guy that his name is TROLLFACEJESUS. Just sayin'.
    So you hate Green Day....yet you come to an article read it then comment about how awful you think Green Day is? Awesome man....just awesome.
    Well, people are allowed to express their opinions on subjects and topics (although this person expressed their opinion in a profoundly idiotic way), whether those opinions may be positive or negative.
    Oh, to clear any confusion, I'm referring TrollFaceJesus as the person who expressed their comment in an idiotic way, not Blaze96.
    He could just be like "I hate Green Day, and I care nothing about this news." instead of that pointless comment about chaos and pandemonium ensuing and society falling apart all because of Green Day playing a show.
    Was that meant to be amusing? If so, you need an infinitely better sense of humour. Also, it's not as if everyone on earth is being forced to see/listen to Green Day. If you find their music that bad, go lock yourself in a room, listen to whatever the f--- you enjoy, and deprive us of your comments.
    The comeback can't be bad if someone like you, who doesn't even like the band cares enough to read about it, and then take the time to come up with such an extra way of complaining about it...
    I dont know about you guys but... damn this dud made me laugh XD
    Cool. Green Day is awesome. I have almost all of their albums. Except they lost their souls recently. Oh well
    so because he was upset about having a cut short set and saying hes not justin beiber (basically actually growing a pair for once in his sell out life) he checks into rehab, this is considered a meltdown? man rock stars are such little girls now. wheres the sex, drugs, n rock n roll?
    People make a big deal out of one meltdown but if they were a real punk band they wouldn't be making their first big controversy 20 years after forming the band.
    They're coming to my city before their trek, but are going to play in a 1500 seater. Wish me luck to get tickets on friday
    Just so you know this is not going to be their comeback show, they just announced they are playing 3 small clubs before this show with them kicking off in Pomona CA on March 10th
    Green day announces "finally trying to grow up/act as an adult post-rehab comeback show"
    They did grow up, bitch. Billie said that after being serious and political on AI and 21CB, they just wanted to make a simple and fun record(s).