Green Day is going back on the road

  • Updated: January 1, 2013 - 5:49 PM
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The Grammy-winning punk band Green Day has announced new tour dates. The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong's profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. The band's rep announced later that Armstrong was headed to treatment for substance abuse.

"I just want to thank you all for the love and support you've shown for the past few months," Armstrong told fans in a statement. "Believe me, it hasn't gone unnoticed, and I'm eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I'm getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on."

The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago area. (The Twin Cities is not on the tour.) Tickets for postponed shows will be honored on the new dates, and refunds will be available for canceled shows. The band released its most recent album, "Tre," on Dec. 11, more than a month ahead of schedule.

We are so tired of these terms

A dirty dozen has landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted from the United States, Canada and beyond. They are (Congress are you listening?): 1. fiscal cliff, 2. kick the can down the road, 3. double down, 4. job creators/creation, 5. passion/passionate, 6. YOLO, 7. spoiler alert, 8. bucket list, 9. trending, 10. superfood, 11. boneless wings, 12. guru .

THIRD ALTAR CALL: Hugh Hefner, 86, married fiancée Crystal Harris, 26, in front of family and a few close friends at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Monday, the magazine publisher confirmed.

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