My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have announced the rescheduled dates for the North American leg of their “Hella Mega Tour.” The trek is now scheduled to take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

07/14 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
07/17 Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
07/18 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
07/20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
07/24 Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
07/29 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 New York, NY – Citi Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
08/19 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
08/23 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 Commerce City, CO – DICK’s Sporting Goods Park

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have officially announced their rescheduled European/UK shows. Here’s the new dates:

06/09/21 Vienna, AUT – Ernst Happel Stadium
06/20/21 Paris, FRA – La Defense Arena
06/21/21 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
06/23/21 Groningen, NET – Tadspark *POSTPONED*
06/25/21 London, UK – London Stadium
06/26/21 Huddersfield, UK – The John Smith’s Stadium
06/28/21 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
06/30/21 Dublin, IRE – RDS Arena

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone North American Tour To 2021

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have postponed their North American tour to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bands issued a joint statement:

“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. We’ll be announcing Summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone “A Number Of European Shows” On “The Hella Mega Tour”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have confirmed that a number of dates on the European/UK leg of their “Hella Mega Tour” have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three bands issued the following statement:

“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing live shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows. We’re just a disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets. Keep rocking… safely… at home, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer.”

Billie Joe Armstrong Writing New Green Day Songs In Quarantine

Since virtually everyone is stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Billie Joe Armstrong has been using his time to work on new Green Day music. He told Kerrang! the following:

“I’ve been writing a lot of music, and I had all these melodies in my head, so I wrote, like, six songs since all of this has been going on. I don’t know when I can get together with Mike and Tré, but I told them to make sure that they’re quarantined for now, and then I hope down the road we can get back in the studio with [Father Of All… producer] Butch Walker.”

Watch Footage Of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Performing During “iHeart Living Room Concert For America”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) were among the artists that took part in the “iHeart Living Room Concert for America” last night (March 29). You can see footage of Grohl performing “My Hero“ and Armstrong performing “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” on the program below:

Green Day Postpone Asian Dates Due To Coronavirus

Green Day have been forced to postpone their upcoming Asian dates due to the coronavirus. The band issued the following statement:

“We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus. We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon.”