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Green Day Cancels Voodoo Appearance, Organizers Issue Statement

As organizers scramble to find a new headliner for the festival, they offer words of support for Billie Joe Armstrong.

With Voodoo Music + Arts Experience headliners Green Day cancelling their appearance at this year's festival, organizers Rehage Entertainment are scrambling to revise the weekend's schedule and find a suitable headlining alternative.

“We, like everyone, were looking forward to having Green Day back at Voodoo,” says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of Voodoo. “Their 2004 performance was one of the festival’s greatest. We are obviously disappointed in the news, but realize the health and well being of Billie Joe is the most important thing right now.  We wish him and the entire Green Day family the best and offer them our full support.”

Set to take place Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 in New Orleans’ beautiful, historic City Park, Voodoo is set to feature a staggering number of high-profile acts just prior to Halloween. This marks Voodoo’s 14th consecutive year and the line-up features a variety of musical genres, which also reflects the cultural gumbo that defines this historic and beloved American city.

The VOODOO 2012 line-up is as follows:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26:  Neil Young & Crazy Horse; The Avett Brothers; Kaskade; Bootsy Collins; JFK of MSTRKRFT; Die Antwoord; Gary Clark Jr.; Say Anything; Thomas Dolby; Delta Rae; George Porter & His Runnin' Pardners; CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis; Nervo; Beverly Skilllz; Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Roadshow featuring cast members of 9 Lives; 101 Runners Presents "We Love Big Chief," a Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Members of the Original Wild Magnolias, Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Bands; Little Freddie King with Guitar Lightnin Lee; Sherik, Mike Dillon, George Porter, Johnny Vidacovich and Edward "Kidd" Jordan; Noisician Coalition; Cheick Hamala Diabate; Infantree; Andy Suzuki & the Method; Supagroup; Star & Dagger; Big History;  Force Feed Radio;  Coyotes; Luke Winslow King; TBC Brass Band; Y LUV; and Money Mitch.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27: Justice; Silversun Pickups; Awolnation; Toots and the Maytals; Dave Stewart; K'Naan; Etienne De Crecy; The Gaslamp Killer; DJ QBert & D-Styles of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz; The Features; The Revivalists; Anders Osborne with Johnny Sansone & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux; Mynameisjohnmichael; Ingrid Lucia Presents New Orleans Nightingales with special guest Irma Thomas; Soul Rebels with Special Guests; Treme Brass Band; Fleur De Tease with Special Guests; Chicano Batman; Casa Samba with Special Guests AfricaBrass; Feufollet; Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory; Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds; Noisician Coalition; Zeale; Jim-E Stack; Filthy Warm Up with Carmine P. Filthy, Unicorn Fukr and Rekanize; Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; Debauche; The Vettes; and Mainline.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28:  Jack White; Skrillex; Nas; Coheed & Cambria; Tomahawk; Borgore; Modestep; Dev; Kid Koala; Black Box Revelation; Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Big Al Carson; Vintage Trouble; The New Orleans Bingo! Show; Lil Band O Gold; DallasK; Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guests members of GIVERS and Preservation Hall Horns; New Orleans Bounce Azztravaganza Presents The Dream Team featuring Katey Red & Cheeky Blakk with special guests Magnolia Rhome, Ha' Sizzle, Walt Wiggady and DJ Lil' Man; JD & The Straight Shot; Royal Teeth; Marcia Ball; Tangiers Blues Band; Noisician Coalition; Christopher Joseph and Christoph Andersson; New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra; Tribute to Jimmys with Models, Sexdog, Dash Rip Rock and Stephie & The White Sox; New Rebel Family; Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds; and St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus.

More information about the 2012 Voodoo can also be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com