DATE: APRIL 20, 2001

 FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KRISTINE ASHTON/LATHUM NELSON

 GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES STARTING JUNE 17;

 BAND SHOOT VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘WAITING,’ WHICH THEY’LL PERFORM THURSDAY, APRIL 26 ON THE ‘LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN’

 As their new WARNING single “Waiting” makes its presence felt at radio, GREEN DAY have announced they’ll hit the road for a leg of summer dates beginning June 17 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The explosive and unpredictable group have invited Australian punk band The Living End to open the trek that will take them through 13 Northeast cities, ending July 3 in Pittsburgh. Before the tour begins, GREEN DAY will perform “Waiting” Thursday, April 26 on the Late Show with David Letterman. They’ll also be seen Saturday, April 28 performing “Blood, Sex and Booze”--another song from their platinum album WARNING (Reprise)--on late-night’s outrageous Mad TV. That track is also featured in the new Tom Green film “Freddy Got Fingered” and the soundtrack album (Restless). While in New York City to perform on Letterman, GREEN DAY will make an appearance Thursday, April 26 on the Howard Stern Show.

 Meanwhile, GREEN DAY--BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, TRE COOL and MIKE DIRNT--were in Los Angeles recently to shoot a video with director Marc Webb for “Waiting,” the follow-up to the Top Five Modern Rock single “Warning” and the #1 “Minority.” At the heart of “Waiting” are BILLIE JOE’s hard-earned, clear-sighted lyrics: “I've been waiting a long time/For this moment to come/I'm destined for anything at all.”

 

Having just completed a sold-out tour of Japan, GREEN DAY--BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, MIKE DIRNT and TRE’ COOL--will return to the American road for the second time this year. At a tour stop in Houston earlier this year, Michael Clark’s Houston Chronicle review noted: "GREEN DAY has never released a concert album or a greatest-hits package, but all must have left this show wishing they would. One doesn't realize how many hits this band has had until it plays them back to back. Let's put it this way: As with all great punk music, GREEN DAY's songs are an average of three minutes long. On this night the band played for two hours, and almost every one of the songs had been on the radio at one time or another."

 

GREEN DAY’s dates are as follows:

 DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE

 

Sun      6/17                 St. Paul, MN                            Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Mon     6/18                 Milwaukee, WI                         Eagles Ballroom

Tue      6/19                 Chicago, IL                              Aragon Theatre

Wed    6/20                 St. Louis, MO                          The Pageant

Fri        6/22                 Lowell, MA                               Paul E. Tsongas Arena

Sat       6/23                 Wilmington, DE                       Kahuna Club / Kahunaville

Sun     6/24                 Washington, DC                     Bender Arena

Tue      6/26                 Asbury Park, NJ                      Convention Hall

Wed    6/27                 New York, NY              Hammerstein Ballroom

Fri        6/29                 Mississauga, ON                    Hershey Centre

Sat       6/30                 Cleveland, OH                         Nautica Stage

Mon     7/02                 Pontiac, MI                              Phoenix Plaza Theatre

Tue      7/03                 Pittsburgh, PA                                     Iron City Light Amphitheatre

 

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