I’m still reeling fro”m the intergalactic adventures that I took this past weekend at the “Star Trek: Mission New York” convention but now that I am again Earthbound it’s time to get back to business and discuss what is going on in this sector of space. This latest concert announcement comes care of the band Green Day who are embarking on a club and arena tour towards the end of the month. Check it out.
The Press Release:
September 6th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of their upcoming 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records on October 7th. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Tickets will be available for purchase by Idiot Nation members on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 AM local venue time. For more info on the pre-sale, visit www.gdidiotnation.com. A general on-sale will begin Friday, September 9th at 9:00 AM local time. Visit the bands homepage (linked below) for ticket info.
In January, Green Day will launch a European arena tour in support of the album. The Interrupters will support all dates in Europe. Please see below for all upcoming dates. Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, the first single “Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
Revolution Radio is available for pre-order at www.greenday.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Bang Bang.” Watch a lyric video for the track HERE.
The Tour Dates:
09/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/21: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/23: Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey
09/24: Deroit, MI @ Fillmore
09/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/28: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
09/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/01: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/03: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/08: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/20: Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
01/10: Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
01/11: Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
01/13: Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
01/14: Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
01/16: Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
01/18: Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
01/19: Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
01/25: Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
01/27: Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
01/28: Malmo, @ Sweden Malmo Arena
01/30: Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
01/31: Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
02/02: Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
02/03: Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
02/05: Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
02/06: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
02/08: London, UK @ London The O2
06/23: Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/24: Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival
ABOUT GREEN DAY
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite being a fan of the band since before so many of my real life circle I have NEVER caught them in concert and that fact alone amazes me. I’m going to have to do my best to make sure I am a part of the NYC show because I still really love this kind of Punk Rock. Yeah its more commercialized than some of the stuff I grew up on (Ramones, The Damned, Television) but I still love the energy and am glad that there is still a band like this that gives the younger listeners something that rocks. Not that drivel that Kanye and his ilk are dishing out. So what do you think of this tour announcement? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.greenday.com