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

Green Day working on new music

Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed that new music from Green Day is coming soon – two years after their last album was released. Responding to a fan on Instagram after being asked when new music can be expected from the pop-punk icons, Armstrong said: “I’m writing new songs for GD now.” Armstrong failed to provide any more details, but fans have taken his words as confirmation that work has begun on the follow-up to 2016’s…

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Watch new lyric video for Green Day’s Too Dumb To Die

Watch new lyric video for Green Day’s Too Dumb To Die

Pop-punk legends Green Day have shared a lyric video for their track Too Dumb To Die – you can watch it here. The song features on band’s latest album, Revolution Radio, released in October 2016. The animated clip was made by Joseba Elorza, also known as MiraRuido. In July, Green Day were forced to cancel their gig at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park – citing adverse weather conditions as the reason. Earlier this week, Green Day pledged a donation of…

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Green Day cancel tonight’s gig at Bellahouston Park – read statement from band

Green Day cancel tonight’s gig at Bellahouston Park – read statement from band

Pop-punk legends Green Day have cancelled tonight’s show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. The US rockers were set to hit the stage later this evening, but have called it off. Promoters have blamed rainy weather conditions, but it’s been reported that sound engineers were suffering technical difficulties at the venue. The band, who were expected to play a number of songs from their latest album Revolution Radio, as well as some of their biggest hits including…

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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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Watch Green Day take aim at Donald Trump in new video

Watch Green Day take aim at Donald Trump in new video

Pop-punk legends Green Day have shared a new music video for their song Troubled Times – which takes aim at US President-elect Donald Trump. You can watch the video, which also pays tribute to the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, below. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was very vocal in his criticism of Trump in the run-up to the election, comparing the property billionaire to Adolf Hitler. Speaking to NME after Trump’s shock…

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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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Green Day add dates to 2017 UK and Ireland tour

Green Day add dates to 2017 UK and Ireland tour

Pop-punk legends Green Day have added more dates to their UK and Ireland tour for early 2017 – but still no Scottish dates. The Billie Joe Armstrong-fronted band, who released their twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio, in October, had already been scheduled to play gigs in London, Manchester and Leeds during February, before returning for a massive outdoor show at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series in July. It has now been confirmed that…

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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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