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Green Day & SXSW: Band To Return To The Live Stage

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Green Day is set to perform at South by Southwest.
Green Day is set to perform at South by Southwest.

Green Day is back, and headed for Texas.

The band is set to make its first live appearance at Austin's South by Southwest festival on March 15, months after Green Day canceled tour dates, citing Bille Joe Armstrong's "well-being" as a concern. The SXSW show will be the band's first since Armstrong had a major onstage meltdown at Las Vegas' iHeartRadio Music Festival and entered rehab.

Green Day's South By Southwest live performance at the Moody Theater will be accompanied by screenings of "Broadway Idiot," a documentary about the adaptation of the band's "American Idiot" album for the Broadway stage, and "¡Cuatro!," a film about the band's recording of the "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!" albums.

Earlier this year, Armstrong took to his Instagram account to write a note to Green Day's fans, thanking them for their support and promising Green Day's return to the stage. "Without further ado, the show must go on," Armstrong wrote. "We can't wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger."

One week after Green Day performs at South by Southwest, the band will head out on the road to continue touring. The tour kicks off on March 28 in Rosemont, IL, and hits cities on the East Coast and Canada before heading to Europe.

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