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Voodoo: Green Day cancels festival performance

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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Friday, Sept., 21, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Reed/Invision/AP) Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Friday, Sept., 21, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Reed/Invision/AP)

The rock band Green Day has canceled its planned show during the 2012 Voodoo Experience.

Festival organizers confirmed the news in a statement posted on its web site Monday evening.

The band had been set to perform on October 27, headlining the second night of the huge musical festival in New Orleans.  But Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checked into a treatment substance facility in September, and there was some doubt about whether the band would continue with the Voodoo performance.

Armstrong entered the facility shortly after the 40-year-old performer had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21. As Green Day was wrapping up its performance during the all-star, two-day concert, Armstrong profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short.

Armstrong smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.

 

This report includes content from the Associated Press (Copyright 2012.  All Rights Reserved).

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