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Green Day cancels this week's Toronto show

Green Day has postponed the first three dates of its upcoming tour and cancelled a fourth show due to illness, the band announced Sunday.

Tickets bought for Friday's Distillery District show will be refunded

Singer Billie Joe Armstrong and drummer Tre Cool are shown in April at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Green Day has postponed the first three dates of its upcoming tour and cancelled a fourth show due to illness, the band announced Sunday.

Concerts will be rescheduled in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit, and a fourth concert in Toronto is being cancelled. Tickets will be refunded, the band said.

"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."

Green Day was to play Friday at the Distillery District as part of the Fan Village for the World Cup of Hockey.

The band's Revolution Radio is due to be released Oct. 7, their first full-length release in nearly four years.

With files from CBC News