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Although Green Day released three albums in late 2012, singer Billy Joe Armstrong was forced to watch from the sidelines.
After a public outburst during the band’s set at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last September, the punk rocker began treatment for substance abuse, causing Green Day to cancel tour dates through this February.
Now, Armstrong has opened up to Rolling Stone about his alcohol and drug abuse.
"I couldn't predict where I was going to end up at the end of the night,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone. "I'd wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn't remember how. It was a complete blackout."
However, the incident at the Las Vegas show prompted Armstrong’s manager to tell the singer, "You're getting on a plane, going back to Oakland and going into rehab immediately," Rolling Stone reports in advance of their feature due out Friday.
Now it is time for Green Day to get their touring legs back. The band is slated to perform on March 15 at SXSW in Austin, coinciding with their release of the film Broadway Idiot at the festival, and then to begin touring on March 28, according to USA Today.