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Lenny Kravitz to replace Green Day as headliner at World Cup of Hockey event

CityNews | posted Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016

Lenny Kravitz performs during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Green Day may have been a bit too green around the gills to headline the World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions event on Friday, but another musical heavyweight has stepped in to assure a healthy dose of rock n’ roll will close out the festivities.

Lenny Kravitz will replace Green Day after the pop-punk legends bowed out due to illness.

The concert will take place at the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village in Toronto’s Distillery District.

Fans who purchased Green Day tickets through Ticketmaster.ca can either receive a full refund or use the ticket for the Kravitz show.

In a statement, Green Day said their concerts are being rescheduled in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit, but the fourth concert in Toronto was cancelled altogether, and will not be re-scheduled.

The band said it’s because several members fell ill.

“We’re so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto,” the statement reads. “Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us.”

Full statement from Green Day:

Green Day regretfully must postpone three of the first four dates of their upcoming tour and must cancel the Toronto appearance, all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.  The postponed dates are:  St. Louis, MO on 9/20, Chicago, IL on 9/21; and Detroit, MI on 9/24.   The show in Toronto, ONT on 9/23, where they were due to appear at the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village will be canceled. Schedule permitting, Green Day will make up all dates but Toronto, and tickets will be honored at the new dates.

“We’re so sad to announce we have to postpone three shows and cancel Toronto,” said the band.  “Many of us have been battling this infection for days on end to be ready, and it just got the best of us”

Fans who would like to obtain a refund can do so from their original point of purchase.  Stay tuned to www.Greenday.com for more info on the new tour dates.

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