Vote Billie Joe as hottest male in music at NME: here
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Jeanna de Waal Replaces Mary Faber in Broadway's American Idiot @ TheaterMania.com:
Green Day wear many hats and go by many names. Foxboro Hot Tubs. The Network. Pinhead Gunpowder. The Frustrators. And now, you can add Rodeo Queens to that list. In March 2009, Green Day and New York punk stalwart Jesse Malin hit NYC's Stratosphere Studios and recorded the song "Depression Times" under the name Rodeo Queens.
Full article at: http://www.antimusic.com/news/10/dec/re07Green_Day_Rodeo_Queens.shtml
Tuesday, December 8th, 2010
Mike Dirnt's Shubert shoes nominated for "Best Mens Vegan Shoes" @ 2010 Libby Awards: here!
Sunday, November 28th, 2010Billie Joe to attend 2010 Winter Gala
Each winter, New York Stage and Film celebrates its artists and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to theater, film, television and the cultural life of New York City. The Gala features a cocktail reception, live and silent auction, seated dinner, and Broadway entertainment. For more information about tables and tickets, please call (212) 736-4240 or email More info: newyorkstageandfilm.org/support-us/
Thursday, November 25th, 2010American Idiot Cast performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Exclusive Look Inside BC/EFA's "Carols for a Cure" Recording Session
The casts of American Idiot, The Addams Family, Next to Normal, A Little Night Music and more join with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to help make the holiday season more festive with Volume 12 of "Carols for a Cure." Playbill was at the recording session, capturing the sights and songs. Visit broadwaycares.org or playbillstore.com to order your copy today. To see Part 1, click here.
The Broadway productions of American Idiot, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet and Elf: The Musical will strut their stuff at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 25.
The 84th annual parade, which will feature 27 floats and 12 student marching bands from across the country, begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and concludes at Herald Square at 7th Ave and 34th Street. The signature stop in front of Macy's department store in Herald Square will feature performances by the casts of American Idiot, Memphis and Elf: The Musical.
Various floats will include performances and/or appearances by the students of Stage Door Manor; Tony winner Betty Buckley; Joan and Melissa Rivers; Jessica Simpson (singing "My Only Wish for Christmas"); Gladys Knight on the Apollo Theater's "Top Hat!" float; Ann Hampton Callaway (performing "Yes, Virginia (There's A Santa Claus)"); and the cast of Million Dollar Quartet (performing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" on board the Marion-Carol "Showboat" float).
The 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast live 9 AM-noon on NBC.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer
Interviewed by PATRICK HEALY
The vocalist/guitarist of Green Day and the director who co-wrote the TonyAward-winning Broadway musical "American Idiot" with him are joined by the show's Tony Award-winning star, singer-songwriter John Gallagher Jr.
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
The Broadway productions of American Idiot, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet and Elf: The Musical will strut their stuff at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 25 @ Playbill.com
Tuesday, November 2nd, 201021st Century Breakdown In Concert on the Big Screen - In Cinemas - Nov 15th!
Watch the Preview:
THE BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG J-180 @ Gibson.com : here!
He can crank out the grind with the best of them, and his electric chops have helped to establish his band Green Day as the premier punk band of its generation. But Billie Joe Armstrong has proved his prowess at a more nuanced acoustic tune time and again. The acoustic guitar propelled Green Day's international mega-hit "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," and was a cornerstone of the band's epic 2004 release American Idiot. Through it all, Armstrong's instrument of choice has been a Gibson.
To honor his achievements, Gibson introduces the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180, crafted by the acclaimed luthiers of Bozeman, Montana, and now available in a first run that will be limited to 100 guitars for 2010. The instrument is styled after the J-180 "Jumbo," a guitar designed as a scaled-down version of the big, rounded SJ-200 "Super Jumbo" (played by Elvis, Johnny Cash, and others). Legendary in its own right, the J-180 formed the basis for the distinctive Everly Brothers model of the '60s, and remains one of Gibson's most popular flat-tops. With its big 16"-wide body, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 can bang out the rhythm with gusto and fury - as countless country, blues, and rock and roll frontmen have discovered for five decades - but it's also a sultry performer for mellower moments, purring with a tone that only premium solid tonewoods and uncompromising Gibson construction can achieve.
And when you need to take it up on stage, a built-in Fishman VT pickup system makes it a snap, providing an easy plug-n-play solution through any amplification or PA rig, without impeding the guitar's natural acoustic tone. Being the main squeeze of a guy who's still a punk at heart, though, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 is dressed to impress, in a hand-sprayed Ebony nitrocellulose finish with custom double tortoiseshell J-180 pickguards, graduated mother-of-pearl star inlays on its Indian Rosewood fingerboard, and a black truss-rod cover with Billie Joe Armstrong signature. Whether you're looking to drive the band through the home stretch, or accompany your solo singer/songwriter moments with deep, rich acoustic tone that's classic Gibson, the Billie Joe Armstrong J-180 one to check out. But hurry - the 2010 first run of 100 instruments is certain to go fast.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
GreenDay.com posted new photos from South America: HERE.
Argentina was the best.. But I think my heart is in Chile.. - Billie Joe on Green Day's Official Twitter (twitter.com/greenday)
Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Green Day continues to support Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland with an online auction featuring amazing items! 100% of proceeds go directly to the Children's Hospital. Click here to view the auction.
Per Green Day's request, proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Oakland's Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program. Our patients are primarily low-income minority HIV-infected infants, children and youth, who are often unable to pay for the care that we provide. We never turn away a child in need. Our comprehensive care includes medical services, education and follow-up testing for young sexual abuse victims and enabling HIV-infected women to deliver healthy infants free of HIV.
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Billie Joe Armstrong in AMERICAN IDIOT
Billie Joe joins the cast of AMERICAN IDIOT on Broadway for one week only as St. Jimmy, from Tuesday, Sept. 28th - Sunday, October 3rd.
For more information, visit www.AmericanIdiotOnBroadway.com
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
American Idiot Gang Will Play Green Day Video "Rock Band" at Theatre District Pub Sept. 23. Read more @ Playbill.com: HERE
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Gaga, Weller and Green Day lead Q Awards nominations @ Yahoo.com: HERE!
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Green Day's performance at the Jet's halftime show!
New Article: Green Day tackles Monday night football @ SoundSpike: Read it HERE
Wednesday, September 9th, 2010
American Idiot Cast on America's Got Talent
Sunday, September 6th, 2010
Live 105FM Video Interview of Tre Cool at Shoreline in Mountain View CA
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Green Day Recording Live Album - Article From MTV: here
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Jimmy Fallon parodies Billie Joe at the Emmys:
Saturday, August 28th, 2010
New message from Billie Joe on twitter:
Dallas! Highlight- letterbomb and my mom was at the gig I got 2 tattoos tonight. Good bye texas! You will be missed
Join the Official Green Day Twitter: twitter.com/greenday
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Billie Joe Tweets:
I'm in Austin. These town is one of a kind. Hey Austin please tell us east bay people how its done!!
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
GREEN DAY SHINES LIGHT ON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND IN UPCOMING
SHORELINE BENEFIT SHOW
(OAKLAND, CA) Green Day has announced that they have
created 30 VIP ticket packages for their hometown show on September 4th
at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, to benefit the
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, the band announced
"My sister Anna works at Children's Hospital and
Research Center Oakland, so I am aware of the incredible work the
hospital does, and how essential it is to support this community-based
hospital," says Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. "Children's
Hospital and Research Center is a hospital where any child can go and
get the best care, regardless of whether or not their families have
Founded in 1912, Children's Hospital Oakland serves
children from throughout Northern California, is a global research
leader, and has one of the most active designated Level I pediatric
trauma center in the western United States.
Green Day is donating 30 pairs of tickets that include VIP Parking, VIP passes that
include access to the band's pre-show soundcheck, backstage area,
After-Show party, as well as a souvenir laminate and goody bag.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Green Day and SLASH will help American football team the New York Jets christen the new Meadowlands stadium next month by performing at the home squad's big game against the Baltimore Ravens. Green Day will hit the arena with the cast of the American Idiot musical at half-time, while Slash will perform with Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger before the kick-off. Scherzinger is also slated to sing the national anthem.
GreenDay.com posted new photos from the current tour! Check them out: here
-2 VIP Tickets to See Green Day in Los Angeles, CA on 8/31/2010
-1 Night Hotel Accommodations
-2 Roundtrip Plane Tickets
-Rusty Surfboard Signed by Green Day
-Green Day Rock Band
-Green Day Wired Series Fleece (hooded sweatshirt with built-in machine washable headphones)
What's It Like To Sing With Green Day At Lollapalooza? Dan Michie Knows @ MTV: here
Bring me stickers of your local bands to the shows! I need more stickers for "blue"!! -bj
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Most controversial album covers ever @ MSN Music: here
Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Green Day on Jimmy Fallon Friday night!
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Green Day readies for American "Breakdown" @ Sound Spike: here.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Game review: 'Green Day: Rock Band' (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) @ MercuryNews: here.
This game has great presentation, capturing the enthusiasm of energy of the band's concerts as well as the look of the venues - the recreation of the Fox Theater in Oakland is realistic. And having Green Day's catalog of songs to play is an added bonus.
KROQ Road Trip USA Stop #3: Green Day in Boston!
Win tickets all week to see Green Day at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater August 31st and you'll go into Friday afternoon's grand prize drawing for the trip to Boston.
More at KROQ, Los Angeles: HERE.
Get your tickets now for a special conversation on September 19th between Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer on the creation of American Idiot at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Tickets: here
Green Day will make an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon July 30th!
Friday, July 16th, 2010
Check out the cast of American Idiot on Broadway today in Central Park, NY:
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Jason White | Debut Single
Max returns to its vinyl roots with Jason White's debut 45 single - "Hungover" b/w "I'm A Mess". A potent cocktail of Rockpile charm and Westerberg-ian swagger and stomp. Head here to go ahead and pick up the limited run vinyl version [which includes a digital download card]. Otherwise, the songs will go onsale at all digital stores next Tuesday [7/13].
You are invited to join the Broadway cast of Green Day's American Idiot for a free, live concert on Good Morning America in New York's Central Park! The intimate performance will be at Central Park's Summerstage this Friday, July 16th. Enter on 72nd and 5th Ave at 6:00AM. The show will take place from 7am-9am EST.
Vote Green Day's Last of the American Girls at Fuse's Hottest Summer Song Polldown: HERE.
Green Day is currently leading the MTV Brazil's Votorama. Keep them at #1: HERE
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Ticket Giveaway! Adeline Apparel and Adeline Records are giving away THREE pairs of tickets to see Green Day on their upcoming North American tour with AFI!!! Here's how to enter: HERE
Monday, July 5th, 2010
American Idiot, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Fela!, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family and Promises, Promises are among the new Broadway shows that will perform at the popular outdoor concert series Broadway in Bryant Park. Other long-running musicals such as Next to Normal, Wicked, South Pacific and In The Heights will also appear at the midtown Manhattan park, as well as the off-Broadway shows Stomp and Nunsense. The weekly concert series will take place every Thursday at noon beginning July 8 and will conclude on August 12. The concerts are free and seats are based on a first come first served basis. The American Idiot schedule is listed below.
La Cage aux Folles
West Side Story
Green Day Rock Band is nominated for Best Video Game at the Teen Choice Awards. Vote now!
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 June, 2010 : Irvine -- As the Rusty Wired Series hooded apparel collection hits stores this month, excitement is also building for the upcoming release of Rusty's Wired Series capsule collection with legendary award-winning rock band, Green Day.
Fully equipped with HB3-powered, machine-washable headphones in the drawcords and a music player jack in the pocket, Rusty's Wired Series Green Day Collection includes two men's and one women's style, with original artwork from the group's classic albums.
The Green Day Collection will be available at PacSun stores nationwide starting July 17th, celebrating Rusty's Wired Series Listening Tour and Green Day's highly successful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "American Idiot," based on the band's 2004 album of the same name. As part of the launch, PacSun and Rusty will be hosting numerous summer promotions.
Fans will have the opportunity to win their own Wired Series gear and a Grand Prize, which will include two VIP tickets to Green Day's August 31st concert in Los Angeles, airfare and hotel accommodations, a Rusty surfboard signed by the band, a Green Day Collection Wired Series fleece, and more. Participants can enter online at rusty.com, pacsun.com, greenday.com or affiliated Facebook pages.
Rusty and PacSun scavenger hunts on Facebook will have fans curious for clues to win more Wired Series prizes. Starting in July, both brands will conceal Web banners on their sites, and the first person to uncover the banner's secret code will win a prize.
Green Day fans will also have the opportunity to play MTV Games' all-new, recently released Green Day: Rock Band game and compete against others to win Wired Series and other Rusty products during Rusty's Wired Series Listening Tour, currently visiting concerts and events in Southern California, now through August 8th.
"This is going to be a memorable summer for Rusty and Green Day fans," said Charlie Setzler, President of Rusty North America. "We're excited to launch our Green Day Wired Series collection with such a great retail partner as PacSun and look forward to hitting the road all summer long."
"As part of our continued focus to give the PacSun customer access to the most exciting lifestyle and music collaborations, the Rusty Wired Series will be a fun part of the summer program," added PacSun's Robert Cameron, Senior VP of Marketing.
Rusty's Wired Series collection is available at select surf shops and specialty stores nationwide starting this month, with retail prices ranging from $49.50 to $74.50. The Green Day Collection at PacSun starts at $59.50.
For more details on the Rusty Wired Series and Listening Tour, check out rusty.com/wiredseries.
Green Day review from Glasgow, Scotland @ The Scotsmen: here
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Green Day play the biggest show of their 'fucking lives' at London's Wembley Stadium
American pop punk trio also get into the World Cup spirit
The American punk pop trio played a mammoth two hour and 50 minute set from their 20 year backcatalogue featuring tracks and hits from seven of their eight albums as they peppered their set with pyrotechnics and shooting flames.
Arriving onstage to huge cheers, drummer Tre Cool charged down the catwalk before launching his drumsticks onto the main stage as the band kicked off the show with '21st Century Breakdown' opener 'Song Of The Century'.
Then singer Billie Joe Armstrong ordered the whole of the stadium to stand up as he declared: "This is the biggest fucking show we have ever had in our lives. This is going to be the best rock 'n' roll show Wembley has ever seen."
Throughout the gig, the singer declared his love for England and wrapped himself in the St George's flag and wore a wig with the cross on, on a number of occasions.
'Green Day: Rock Band' got it right!
New 'Green Day' game has no filler songs - are you listening, 'Guitar Hero'?
Read more: Here!
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Green Day Rocks Tony Awards, 'American Idiot' Wins Two @ Billboard: here
Green Day Say 'Rock Band' Makes Them 'Look Like Superheroes' @ Vh1: here
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Green Day Want To 'Keep Adding' Earlier Songs To 'Rock Band'@ Vh1: here.
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award-winning group Green Day, along with Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks, and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records today release the standalone music video game Green Day: Rock Band™. The game is for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.
Italian Magazine XL features Billie Joe on the cover, check it out!
Friday, May 28th, 2010
Look for Green Day on the cover of the new Big Cheese Magazine!
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
New South American Tour Date added!
Show Date: October 28th, 2010
On-sale date: Tuesday, May 25th
Ticketing Company: www.feriaticket.cl
Bob Gruen posted photos on his official site from the recent Foxboro Hot Tubs shows: here
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Vote Green Day at Broadway.com here Voting ends Sunday!
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Submit questions for Billie Joe at TIME MAGAZINE: here
Monday, May 17th, 2010
GreenDay.com just added a new tour date:
City, Country: Caracas, Venezuela
Show Date: October 8th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 21st, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.evenpro.com
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Billabong and Green Day have been working on a Design Coop which will release the new special limited edition, Green Day Mass Hysteria boardshort for 2010.
"We enjoy working on creative projects and this coop has been a lot of fun," says Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
A gray and black color palette of bold plaid with Green Day's signature logo overlaid fit the image of the band perfectly, tying the rock & roll attitude championed by Green Day and the loose functional fashion of the surf culture.
"We expect the result to be one of the best selling boardshorts of the year in many of the retail outlets where the product was carried" says Rob McCarty, Billabong Men's Design Director. "Music and surfing are an easy fit."
While not a Signature Model item specifically endorsed by one of Billabong's top professional surfers, the boardshort will be prominently worn by team riders from Billabong. And although the promotion of the Green Day boardshort was relatively low key, it will find its way into the store windows of key shops in places like Times Square and Main Street Huntington Beach. It will be in stores everywhere throughout the rest of 2010.
Their first model was extremely well received from retail buyers, and the on-going enthusiasm indicates a strong response from surf shop customers for this season as well.
New South American Tour dates from GreenDay.com:
City, Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Show Date: October 22nd, 2010
ON-SALE: May 17th, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.tuentrada.com
City, Country: Bogota, Colombia
Show Date: October 10th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 17th, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.tuboleta.com
Call Center / POS: + 57 1 593-6300 / #593 from Cell Phone
Monday, May 10th, 2010
Green Day announced new South American Tour Dates!!!
City, Country: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Show Date: October 20th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 25th, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.livepass.com.br
Call Center / POS: N/A
City, Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Show Date: October 15th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 27th, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.livepass.com.br
Call Center / POS: N/A
City, Country: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Show Date: October 13th, 2010
ON-SALE: July16th, 2010
Ticketing Link: TBA
Call Center / POS: TBA
City, Country: Brasilia, Brazil
Show Date: October 17th, 2010
ON-SALE: July 16th, 2010
Ticketing Link: TBA
Call Center / POS: TBA
City, Country: Lima, Peru
Show Date: October 26th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 15th, 2010
Ticketing Link: http://www.tuentrada.com.pe
Call Center / POS: 00511- 618-3838 / Plaza Vea and Vivanda Stores
City, Country: SAN JOSE DE COSTA RICA
Show Date: October 29th, 2010
ON-SALE: May 15th, 2010
Ticketing Link: www.specialticket.net
Call Center / POS: + 50 62 2206-7770
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Green Day And Jay-Z Productions Earn Tony Nominations @ VH1: here
It looks like Broadway could be the boulevard of fulfilled dreams for Green Day. Just weeks after opening, the Grammy-winning punk-pop band's rock opera "American Idiot" has been nominated for a Best Musical Tony Award.
2010 Theater Fan's Choice Awards at BroadwayWorld.com. Vote Green Day: HERE.
Tonys Schmonys! Nominate Your Faves for the 11th Annual Broadway.com Audience Awards @ Broadway.com: here
Monday, April 30th, 2010
Green Day is the last of four artists set to appear next month on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" as part of a week of performances dedicated to the reissue of the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," according to a Twitter post from Questlove of "Fallon" house band the Roots.
Green Day will kick off the special week on May 10. Previously announced participating artists include Keith Urban (May 11), Sheryl Crow (May 12) and Phish (May 13). On May 14, the show will premiere a new documentary about the making of "Exile on Main Street" titled "Stones in Exile."
As previously reported, "Exile" will be reissued on May 18 through Universal with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions, including "Following the River," "Plundered My Soul," "Pass the Wine" and "Dancing in the Light." A super deluxe edition includes the album on vinyl, a 30-minute DVD and a 50-page book with photos from the era.
Meanwhile, Green Day will begin a summer world tour on May 29 at the Pinkpop Festival in Holland. The group has dates on tap through early September. In addition, a Broadway musical that shares a title with the band's 2004 album, "American Idiot," just officially opened last week.
Read the entire article at Billboard: Here
Monday, April 27th, 2010
Green Day announced Joan Jett will be with at the following stops:
- June 2 in Denmark
- June 4 in Oslo
- June 5 in Gothenburg
- June 8 in Helsinki
- June 11 in Munich
- June 12 in Austria
- June 16 in Manchester
- June 19 in London
- June 21 in Glasgow
- June 23 in Dublin with Paramore
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
GREEN DAY LAST OF THE AMERICAN GIRLS VIDEO EXCLUSIVE - ONLINE AND ON-AIR FROM 1ST APRIL 2010***
MTV online and on-air at 6am EST / 11am GMT (UK) / 12pm (CET) Thursday 1st April - no joke!
MTV is proud to present the Exclusive Global Premiere of Green Day's latest video, "Last Of The American Girls" from the multi platinum album '21st Century Breakdown', on Thursday, April 1st, 2010. The band is about to embark on a worldwide stadium tour which will see them playing to hundreds of thousands of fans around the globe!
Green Day Say Broadway 'American Idiot' Isn't 'A Rated-PG Affair' @ MTV: here
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
AMERICAN IDIOT in Talks for Film Treatment The Broadway-bound AMERICAN IDIOT musical is in talks with Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman to turn the musical into a film, reports Deadline.com.
GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
ALL TOUR DATES, ALL TICKETS WILL FEATURE ALL-INCLUSIVE FLAT RATE TICKET PRICING
STAGE VERSION OF AMERICAN IDIOT OPENS ON BROADWAY AT THE ST. JAMES
THEATRE ON APRIL 20TH
Burbank, CA - Reprise Records' multi-platinum rock band Green Day will hit the road with support from AFI in August for a series of North American tour dates produced by Live Nation. This is the second leg of the band's critically acclaimed U.S. tour in support of their current gold-certified album 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album."
In keeping with Green Day's trailblazing and innovative mind-set the band will feature all-inclusive ticket pricing for all tickets throughout their entire tour with no additional fees of any kind. A limited number of lawn seats will be offered for $20 when tickets go on sale to the general public. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning March 26th at LiveNation.com.
Critics raved about the first leg of the 21st Century Breakdown tour, which launched in North America in July of 2009, before continuing on to Europe in the fall. "As if releasing a wave of energy that had been building up during their four-year hiatus from touring, Green Day poured all their heart and soul into a powerhouse two-hour set," said Rolling Stone, while Spin noted that "the band's relationship with its audience is disarmingly real, a cross generational give-and-take that's as punk as any Gilman Street scroungers today."
Released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, 21st Century Breakdown debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the
Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts. The album has spawned two hit singles, "Know Your Enemy," which has been certified gold, and the platinum-selling "21 Guns," whose video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, including "Best Rock Video." The band took home their second American Music Award for "Favorite Alternative Music Artist" in November.
Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are also gearing up for the Broadway premiere of American Idiot - the critically acclaimed stage version of Green Day's chart-topping 2004 album that completed a record-breaking three-month run at The Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who collaborated on the story with Armstrong, the show opens at the St. James Theatre on April 20th, 2010.
Green Day North American tour dates are as follows:
*More dates will be announced soon.
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center On Sale 4/3
5 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center On Sale 4/17
9 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
11 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live On Sale 4/9
12 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater On Sale 4/2
14 Holmdel, NJ PNC On Sale 3/26
16 Boston, MA Comcast Center On Sale 3/27
18 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater On Sale 3/26
26 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center On Sale 4/2
28 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion On Sale 4/3
31 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater TBA
2 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 4/2
Check out the new trailer for Rock Band: Green Day here:
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Americanidiotonbroadway.com posted a new video, titled "the Story Behind American Idiot" featuring a new interview with Billie Joe: here
MTV and Harmonix are also working on a Green Day specific game (called "Green Day: Rock Band" a la the Beatles version introduced last year), which Toffler, at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium, said would likely not have Green Day branded instruments like the Beatles game did. That will affect revenues, as games bundled with instruments generally run around $120 compared to $60 for just the game. More @ Billboard: here
Friday, March 5th, 2010
Green Day Fans:
I'm a reporter from the New York Daily News who was assigned a feature on mega-Green Day fans excited about the band's upcoming Broadway play, "America Idiot," and plan to attend the show "in costume." I was wondering if you knew any fans from the New York City area who plan to attend the Broadway play "in costume" - meaning wearing punk or grunge style clothes, hair, accessories, etc., or if you'd be willing to post on your site a request for those fans to contact me?
Ideally, we're looking for fans who live in the NYC-area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, or Long Island) who can be interviewed and photographed in their punk/grunge clothes by mid-week next week.
Thanks for any help you can give!!
New York Daily News
450 West 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
The tournament will feature Mistress of Ceremonies Renee Richardson from KFOG and many Bay Area personalities from the entertainment world. The event is a fundraiser for the Music Integrated Learning Environment program in the Oakland Unified School District. These funds will provide music programs for 240 students in three Oakland public elementary schools: Bella Vista, Brookfield and Burckhalter, plus professional development for over 60 OUSD classroom teachers, allowing them to integrate music into the language arts, science and social studies curriculums for thousands of students.
This "scramble-style" tournament includes a poolside BBQ lunch, incredible on-course events, beverages and prizes, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and a delectable buffet dinner.
The entry fee if $200 per golfer or $720 per foursome.
Tournament registration will begin at 10:30am with a Shotgun Start at 12:00pm.
Mr. Billie Joe Armstrong turns 38 today! Congratulations to him from everyone here at GreenDay.net!
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
We wanted to give you a heads-up that you can purchase tickets to American Idiot on Broadway starting today! Be sure to grab your seats to see the show that Billie Joe called incredible and contagious, and Tre Cool referred to as dangerous, sexy and fucking amazing!
American Idiot follows the journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), the show features every song from American Idiot plus a few from new Grammy Award winner 21st Century Breakdown including 21 Guns, Last Night on Earth, Know your Enemy, and Last of the American Girls (plus a surprise or two). The result is a live, musical experience that's edgy, soulful and exhilarating.
Get tickets to this bold new Green Day experience by clicking here for performances starting on March 24, 2010. Act now for access to the best seats and the widest selection of dates.
Billie Joe just posted this on Twitter:
'Having band practice with PHGP today! Can't wait for friday night show! -Billie'
2/12/2010 7:30pm Benefit Show For Anandi w/ Grass Widow + very special guests! 924 Gilman, Berkeley, California Cost: $7-$10
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Press Release: Rusty North America congratulates Green Day on their 2010 Grammy Award for best rock album, "21st Century Breakdown." The award coincides with Rusty today announcing an upcoming collaboration with the band on its new Wired Serieswith HB3 Technology(TM), a collection of hooded product for men and women with built-in machine washable headphones.
Bringing together an iconic surf brand with a renowned rock band, Rusty's Wired Series with Green Day will debut with a handful of fashion-forward styles featuring original artwork from the band's classic albums on signature Rusty hooded product. Fully equipped with HB3-powered headphones, the Rusty Wired Series with Green Day will be available for purchase this Summer, following on the heels of Green Day's Broadway musical "American Idiot," based on the band's 2004 album of the same name.
"Rusty and Green Day are similar in many ways - we're originators, innovators, and move to the beat of our own drum, so a collaboration made perfect sense," said Charlie Setzler, President of Rusty North America. "Most of Rusty's consumers and athletes have been listening to Green Day for years, and the band has been riding Rusty Surfboards for a while now. This is a natural fit for us and we're excited about what's ahead."
"When Rusty asked us to collaborate with them on their Wired Series, we jumped at the chance," said Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. "We identify with their creative spirit and desire to push the boundaries of fashion and technology, so we were excited to get involved and lend our name and images to the project."
The Rusty Wired Series/Green Day Collaboration will range in price from $59.50-79.50.
For more info, visit www.rusty.com - and stay tuned for more exciting Wired Series news this Spring!
Friday, June 4th, 2010 - Oslo Ulleval Stadium
On sale on Friday Feb 12th at 9am @ www.billettservice.no
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" has won the best rock album Grammy.
The group's album topped works by U2, AC/DC, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, and the Dave Matthews band.
Beyonce leads Sunday night's awards program with five trophies including song of the year for her hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."
The Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" has been named record of the year.
[Full article at AP]
Look for Green Day and the cast of American Idiot to perform the hit single, '21 Guns' at The Grammys on Sunday at 8:00pm EST on CBS
More info at NY Times: here
Green Day to Perform "21 Guns" Live with the Broadway Cast of American Idiot at the Grammy Awards This Sunday
Video for New Version of 's Platinum Single "21 Guns" - Featuring the Cast of Hit Musical American Idiot - Premieres Exclusively on AOL Music on February 1st
Brand-New "21 Guns" EP Now Available
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The video for the new version of Green Day's platinum single "21 Guns," now available from all digital service providers, will premiere on AOL Music on February 1st.
Both the song and video feature the members of Green Day, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, recording in the studio with the cast of American Idiot - the critically acclaimed stage version of Green Day's chart-topping 2004 album that completed a record-breaking three-month run at The Berkeley Repertory Theatre and is now moving to Broadway where it opens on April 20th. The video was shot by Doug Hamilton, who lensed all the behind-the-scenes documentary-style footage for the theatrical production.
"21 Guns," originally featured on the band's gold album 21st Century Breakdown, has been newly arranged by Tom Kitt, who is credited with the show's arrangements and musical supervision. The new version was recorded at Green Day's studio in Oakland, CA and produced by Armstrong. Prominently featured on the track are American Idiot cast members John Gallagher, Jr., who won a Tony Award in 2007 for Spring Awakening, Matt Kaplan, Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous, and Mary Faber. Though the bulk of the songs in the musical are taken from American Idiot, four songs from 21st Century Breakdown, including "21 Guns," are featured in the show.
A brand-new three-song 21 Guns EP, featuring the original version, the new version with the American Idiot cast, and a live version recorded in Japan, is now available for purchase on iTunes.
The digital version of the original "21 Guns" has sold more than one million downloads, while the video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, including "Best Rock Video." The band took home their second American Music Award for "Favorite Alternative Music Artist" in November. In addition, Green Day have been nominated for three 2010 Grammy® Awards, including two for "21 Guns ("Best Rock Song" and "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals") and one for 21st Century Breakdown, which was nominated for "Best Rock Album." The band will perform "21 Guns" live with the Broadway cast of American Idiot at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which will air on CBS on Sunday, January 31st at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
After an incredible three month record breaking run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Idiot is coming to Broadway. It's the show that Billie Joe called incredible and contagious. And Tre Cool referred to as dangerous, sexy and fucking amazing.
Under the direction of Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), the show features every song from American Idiot plus great new material from Green Days latest, 21st Century Breakdown. The result is a live, musical experience that's edgy, soulful and exhilarating.
We wanted you to be the first to know that beginning tomorrow at 10:00am EST, advance access to tickets is available with your American Express card by clicking here for performances starting March 24, 2010. Tickets won't be available to the general public until February 14.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2010
"The destruction from the earthquake in Haiti is overwhelming. Green Day has chosen to contribute to the effort and help get relief to the people of Haiti. Green Day will be donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross. We encourage all of our fans to also give all they can."
ADELINE RECORDS CHARITY AUCTIONS
In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last week, Adeline Records has posted a bunch of rare and hard to find merchandise on eBay, including items from The Living End, Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Frustrators and Broadway Calls. Other items include limited edition concert posters, handbills, Adeline Street merch, even Rock Band 2!
100% of proceeds from these auctions will go directly to the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, so please take a look and bid what you can! Click: HERE.
AMERICAN IDIOT MOVES TO BROADWAY AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING
WORLD PREMIERE AT BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
MUSIC BY MULTI GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING BAND GREEN DAY
LYRICS BY GREEN DAY'S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
BOOK BY BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG & MICHAEL MAYER
DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL MAYER
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 24, 2010
OPENING NIGHT IS APRIL 20, 2010 AT THE ST. JAMES THEATRE
Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman announced today that following the record-breaking and critically acclaimed engagement at Berkeley Rep, the production will begin previews on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 and open on Broadway Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44 Street). The Broadway cast will be announced shortly.
Based on the Reprise Records Grammy® Award-winning album of the same name, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The show is directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who also collaborated with Armstrong on the book, and choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett (Blackwatch). The Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) is the music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger. In addition, Kitt also provided string arrangements for Green Day's latest album 21st Century Breakdown.
"Experiencing American Idiot on stage in Berkeley was incredible," says Billie Joe Armstrong. "We have really enjoyed working with Michael, Steven, Tom and the cast. The energy and chemistry of the group is contagious. Michael Mayer was able to bring life to the characters of American Idiot and Tom Kitt's musical arrangements are breathtaking. We're so proud that the show is coming to Broadway!"
Michael Mayer comments, "Green Day's iconic album is one of the most brutally honest, eloquent, and poetically theatrical responses to the post 9/11 world that I have encountered. I hear in these amazing songs the frustration and anger and dreams of a lost generation of Americans. Collaborating with Billie Joe and the band has been a mind-blowing thrill from day one."
AMERICAN IDIOT follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration - an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day's electrifying songs. This high-octane show includes every song from the album, as well as several new songs from 21st Century Breakdown. Green Day won two Grammys ®- Best Rock Album and Record of the Year - for its multi-platinum American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now the band brings this explosive album to the stage with the director of Spring Awakening, which won eight Tony Awards in 2007.
The cast of AMERICAN IDIOT collaborated with Green Day to record a new version of the hit single "21 Guns." Produced by the band's singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the track was released by Reprise Records on December 22, 2009 for purchase through all digital retailers. "21 Guns" is the second single from Green Day's gold album 21st Century Breakdown. The digital version of the track has gone platinum, selling more than one million downloads, earned 2010 Grammy® Nominations for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals" and "Best Rock Song", while the video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, including "Best Rock Video."
The limited engagement of AMERICAN IDIOT at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre began previews on September 4, 2009, opened on September 16, 2009, extended twice and played its final performance on Sunday, November 15, 2009. AMERICAN IDIOT's record breaking run brought in the biggest advance sale in the Theatre's 41-year history, the biggest day at the box office, 17 of the top 20 days ever and due to ticket demand had to announce the first extension before it had played its first performance.
"American Idiot is that rare and tricky creature, a true rock opera," says Charles Isherwood of The New York Times. "Directed with polish and precision by Michael Mayer, American Idiot has its own voice: bitter and melancholy, attuned to an era more doubting than hopeful. Perhaps most strongly - and promisingly? - the show's story of young men on a confused search for themselves during a time of changing social mores and foreign wars recalls Hair, the musical about the make-love-not-war generation. (Both musicals also do most of their storytelling in song.) Mournful as it is about the prospects of 21st-century Americans, the show possesses a stimulating energy and a vision of wasted youth that holds us in its grip."
The show features scenic design by Tony-nominee Christine Jones (Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer (The Butcher of Baraboo), lighting design by two-time Tony-winner Kevin Adams (Hair), Sound design by Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan (Cabaret), as well as video design by Darrel Maloney.
AMERICAN IDIOT will be produced on Broadway in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Friday, January 1st, 2010
Green Day's 21 Guns Performance on New Years Eve! Happy Twenty Ten!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Foxboro Hot Tubs (AKA GREEN DAY) performing tomorrow in NYC!
Friday, April 23rd - Early show! - 7:00 show Mystic Knights of the Cobras and The Foxboro Hottubs at Don Hills, NYC.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Don't have tickets to the April 20 opening night of American Idiot, the new Broadway musical by Green Day? The festivities will be online.
The producers of the Michael Mayer-directed rock musical drawing from the Green Day album of the same name announced that starting at 5 PM April 20, visitors to AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com will see exclusive coverage of the opening night.
Visitors can expect:
Exclusive videos and photos from the red carpet, opening night show and the after party.
Twitter updates from the cast and creative team
Starts tomorrow at 5pm at AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com
The Foxboro Hot Tubs will be performing live in New York on Sunday at Bowery Electric.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
American Idiot, the new American musical based on the Grammy Award-winning rock album by Green Day, and featuring direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, opens April 20 at the St. James Theatre following previews from March 24.
A far cry from the sexual coming-of-age and teen-angst tale that was Spring Awakening, for which Mayer won the Tony Award for Best Direction, American Idiot — a narrative expansion of the album — is about a young man named Johnny (played by Spring Awakening's Tony-winning John Gallagher, Jr.), who journeys from the soulless suburbs in search of something greater, all in the post-9/11 age of media-saturation, fear and cynicism. His two pals, Will (played by Michael Esper) and Tunny (played by Tony nominee Stark Sands), take their own paths.
Johnny is also known as Jesus of Suburbia, a name familiar to fans of the 2004 Grammy Award-winning source album, a punk rock hit that has sold more than 12 million copies.
Here's how the producers describe the experience:
"American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score."
The 90-minute rock musical draws on all the songs from "American Idiot," plus material that did not make the album, plus a handful of numbers from Green Day's latest Grammy-winning album, "21st Century Breakdown" (including the song "21 Guns"):
Friday, April 16th, 2010
Green Day will take over FUSE TV on April 22nd
MTV TONIGHT at 7pm EST/PST
American Idiot Broadway Play Special. Don't miss it!