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Hella Mega North American Tour With Green Day, Weezer And Fall Out Boy Postponed
The Hella Mega U.S. dates were to kick-off on July 17 in Seattle's T-Mobile Park and closeout on Aug. 29 in Philadelphia. The tour was to feature ska-punk band The Interrupters as special guests. Rescheduled dates will be for summer 2021, they announced on Tuesday, May 19.
"Hopefully this doesn't come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone's safety is our highest priority so we've officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega tour until next year," the bands said in a statement.
They asked fans to hold on to their tickets as they would announce new dates with the same venues in the near future. Dates for the European leg of the tour were postponed on April 23.
The bands announced the massive tour in late 2019. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said they came up with the idea of reliving the Van Halen, Metallica and Aerosmith show era during an interview with Zane Lowe, in which he was also joined by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Weezer vocalist Rivers Cuomo.
"We talked about how we weren't really wanting to do stadiums and [instead] do something that was like throwback to the Monsters of Rock Tour," Armstrong said.
Wentz added: "I remember in the 1990s there was this one summer, and Guns N' Roses [and] Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn't let me go to it… I feel trapped in that forever and we wanted to recreate that memory."