Published Sep 19, 2016Long-running pop-punk trio Green Day were slated to celebrate the great Canadian pastime with a special Toronto performance for the World Cup of Hockey, but the show has been cancelled.
The gig was originally planned for September 23 at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, but due to "an illness affecting several members of the bands and its crew," the Toronto stop has been axed.
Shows in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit have been postponed and are expected to be rescheduled for later dates. There are currently no plans to reschedule a Toronto appearance.
A statement on the band's Facebook page reads: "We're so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto. Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us."
Plans for the group's latest LP release remain unaffected. Revolution Radio is out on October 7 through Reprise.
UPDATE (9/20, 12 p.m. EDT): Lenny Kravitz has been announced as the act that will replace Green Day at the World Cup of Hockey-affiliated show on September 23.