Iconic punk band Green Day was scheduled to play at Toronto’s historic distillery district on Friday Sept. 23, but had to cancel due to illness. The punk rock legends were there to play for the World Cup of Hockey, which is being played at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Many fans were disappointed to hear the news.
“I’ve loved Green Day for over 20 years and have never seen them live….disappointing news to say the least,” said Dan Walker.
“Green Day is one of my all-time favourites, sucks that they had to cancel. I mean hope they get well and all, but still really sucks,” said Steven Andrews.
“This sucks!!! Kravitz Sucks!! I have a friend flying in for this flight, no refund on his flight! Green Day screwed Toronto,” said Matty Ramone.
“Wow. I know they can’t help being ill, but this is killing us,” said Alison Palk. “Hotels cost a fortune this time of year in Toronto because of the Film Festival, so I booked on a discount, pay upfront, totally non-refundable website. That’s $600 down the drain plus train to and from Toronto from Montreal (also non-refundable). My 12-year-old is HUGE Green Day fan. Was really looking forward to taking her to their show in an intimate setting. Will likely never have that opportunity again, and I’m out close to 1K. We ALMOST booked Boston but settled on Toronto instead. Total loss for us. We’re pretty devastated.”
Lenny Kravitz has been named as the replacement for Green Day. All tickets to the show were refunded for those who did not want to go see Kravitz. Green Day was on tour to promote their first full-length album in four years Revolution Radio due out Oct 7th.