Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: American Idiot, Edinburgh Playhouse

When Green Day released American Idiot back in 2004, they went on to sell 15 million copies worldwide and were catapulted from being in the pop-punk ‘minority’ to an unanticipated level of mainstream success. Billie Joe Armstrong, clad in his signature black-shirt-red-tie-combo, became somewhat of a rock caricature overnight while sold-out stadium gigs and an extensive merchandise range became the norm. Most surprising of all, though, was the band’s decision to theatricalize the concept album…

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Green Day working on new music ahead of UK tour

Green Day working on new music ahead of UK tour

Ahead of their visit to Scotland this summer, pop-punk legends Green Day have been pictured back in the recording studio and appear to be working on a new album. The band, who are currently on tour in Australia, are due in the UK next month for a series of massive outdoors gigs, including one at Glasgow, Bellahouston Park on July 4. Perth-based producer Charlie Young posted a number of photos of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong…

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Green Day announce huge outdoor Scottish gig

Green Day announce huge outdoor Scottish gig

Due to overwhelming public demand, pop-punk legends Green Day will return to Scotland next summer to play a huge outdoor headline show in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park (July 4). Having amassed in excess of 75 million album sales to date, the show is in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which was released by Reprise Records in October this year. Main support for the show will come from Berkeley, California’s punk-rock icons, Rancid, who last…

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Scotland snubbed as Green Day announce UK and European tour

Scotland snubbed as Green Day announce UK and European tour

Pop-punk legends Green Day have announced a 15-date UK and European tour for early 2017 – but no Scottish dates. The Billie Joe Armstrong-fronted band recently revealed that their new album, Revolution Radio, will be released in October and have shared its lead single, Bang Bang. When discussing the album with Rolling Stone magazine recently, Armstrong said, “The first song where I was like, ‘OK, I’m onto something’ was Bang Bang. And then the first…

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