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 Green Day will warm up for their Hyde Park gig with sets at Belfast’s Ormeau Park and Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 28 and 29 respectively. Tickets for these shows go on sale at 9am on Friday (December 2).

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 track of the record, Somewhere Now. I started doing demos and I showed them to Mike and Tre. That’s the test. And they absolutely loved it.”

The American Idiot hitmakers will tour Europe during January and February of next year, with a string of shows booked in the UK and Ireland. Sadly, as far as Scottish fans are concerned, there are, as yet, no dates north of the border.

Sun February 05 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Mon February 06 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Wed February 08 2017 – LONDON O2 arena
Wed June 28 2017 – BELFAST Ormeau Park
Thu June 29 2017 – DUBLIN Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Sat July 01 2017 – LONDON Hyde Park

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