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Just Announced: Green Day reschedules Liacouras Center show for April 3

After postponing their entire 2013 tour when singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered treatment for substance abuse, 90s pop-punkers Green Day today announced a set of rescheduled dates; their stop at the Liacouras Center on Temple University’s campus will now happen on Wednesday, April 3. In a three part statement on Instagram, Armstrong thanked fans for their support.

Dear friends
I just wanted to thank you all for the love support you’ve showed for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and faimly. I’m getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on.. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger.
Happy new year
We love you all
Rage and love
XX BILLE JOE
P.s.. Green day tour in march

Word on whether original tickets will be honored or when new tickets become available is TBD.

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Green Day postpones entire 2013 tour, including its January appearance at the Liacouras Center

Photo by Marina Chavez
With singer Billie Joe Armstrong continuing treatment for substance abuse, 90s pop-punkers Green Day announced today that its entire 2013 arena tour, which included a January 22 stop at the Liacouras Center, is postponed. According to a report in music blog Consequence of Sound, rescheduled dates would be announced soon, and all original tickets would be honored.

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt said in a statement that “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”

Below, watch a video of Green Day rocking The Spectrum in 2009 with an epic “Jesus of Suburbia” – the excited dude on guitar is a fan that Armstrong brough onstage to jam along.

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Watch Best Coast cover Nirvana’s “About a Girl” (opening for Green Day at The Liacouras Center in January)

At their show last night in Brussels, Belgium, indie pop band Best Coast covered Nirvana’s “About a Girl.” Currently on tour in support of their sophomore album The Only Place, the band announced that beginning in January it will join Green Day on tour. The two bands will appear at the Liacouras Center at Temple on January 22nd. More ticket information for that show can be found here. Below, watch Best Coast perform “About a Girl.”

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Just announced: Green Day playing the Liacouras Center on January 22nd

Photo via http://www.greenday.com/

Green Day have announced their upcoming ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! tour. The band play Philly on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Green Day fan club members have the chance of purchasing pre=sale tickets this Wednesday, September 12th at 10AM. Go here for more information. Green Day are releasing a trilogy of albums; Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré!. ¡Uno! will be released by Reprise Records on September 25th followed by ¡Dos! on November 13th and ¡Tré! on January 15th, 2013. Below, watch the video for “Oh Love.”

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Preview The Pretty Greens’ Valentine’s Day EP with “My Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”

Photo by Jason Blake, Courtesy of facebook.com/theprettygreens
Photo by Jason Blake, Courtesy of facebook.com/theprettygreens

Three-piece Philly punk group The Pretty Greens list fashion and cats as some of their collective interests, but let’s not forget feminism and garage rock. They’ll release three new tracks, collectively called the Jealous Waves EP, as a Valentine’s Day gift to their fans tomorrow; get a little preview with “My Heart is a Lonely Hunter” below.

As the song starts, listeners can picture their sound bouncing off the walls in any local basement or house show; it has raw vocals, a surfer sound and steady guitar riffs and a punchy drum beat, but with easily identifiable 80s punk / new wave nods to The Go-Gos and Blondie. The band plays Ortlieb’s Lounge on Saturday the 15th ,and joining them at the 21+ show will be U.K. folk group Peggy Sue and The Mariner’s Children. More information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out “My Heart is a Lonely Hunter” below.

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Get a double dose of local genius this Sunday night at Doyletown’s Siren Records with Anthony Green and Commonwealth Choir

Anthony Green | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Anthony Green | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

With the overall positive response to his album Young Legs, Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green ended 2013 on a high note. The Doylestown native was praised for his growth in songwriting and musicianship. Although his distinct high-pitched voice may be an acquired taste for some, Green has always been a master of conveying emotion which becomes even more clear in a live setting. This Sunday night, he’ll play an intimate show in the cozy confines of Siren Records in his native Doylestown.

Also on Sunday night’s bill is indie rock five-piece Commonwealth Choir. Since releasing its Shirtless EP late last year, the band (also Doylestown natives) established its local presence by playing tons of live shows across the region. If one show leaves you wanting more, don’t fret. XPN welcomes Commonwealth Choir back to Philly on March 15th at Milkboy (tickets here). Listen to Anthony Green’s “Young Legs” and Commonwealth Choir’s “Pacers” below and get tickets to Sunday night’s show at Siren Records here.

Pacers by Commonwealth Choir from James Powers on Vimeo.