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Green Day Tour Schedule
Fun Fact: American Idiot Tickets recently went on sale for the Broadway-bound rock opera based on the Green Day album of the same name.
Uno! Dos! Tre!
It's been almost 20 years since Green Day's landmark major label debut Dookie took over the airwaves with ear candy like "Basketcase," "Longview" and "When I Come Around" but this three-piece from Berkeley has remained relevant on the strength of sweeping rock statements like 2004's American Idiot which morphed into a musical and the rapid release album trilogy Uno! Dos! Tres!
About Green Day
It was back when you were sporting your heavy duty walkman, scuffed up Vans and band T-shirt so worn, the neck was warped to useless that you first heard Green Day. Dookie was the album and "Basketcase" would be your mantra.
Singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have been friends since the tender age of 10, the two formed their first band Sweet Children at 14. At 17, the two recorded their first EP under the name Green Day with drummer John Kiffimeyer and the punk record label Lookout in 1989. A year later, Green Day released it's first
1992 saw the release of Kerplunk which built a strong fan base in Berkeley where fans regularly bought Green Day tickets and attended Green Day concerts. The album became one of the
1995's follow-up album, Insomniac, would not chart as well as Dookie despite the positive critical reception. Rolling Stone had this to say about the album - "In
After a relatively extended break, American Idiot was released in 2004. This multi-platinum album returned to the bread and butter of Green Day's style- pure punk. The band was careful to insert melodies with political overtones and a healthy balance of playful pop, and it worked. All five singles "American Idiot," "Holiday," "Jesus of Suburbia," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," and " Boulevard of Broken Dreams" were hits making Green Day tickets one of the most sought after concert tickets that year.
After a long Green Day tour, the band recorded a cover of "The Saints Are Coming" by new wave/ punk rockers The Skids with U2 in honor of musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2006 before focusing their attention on respective side projects.