The band Green Day just rocked the halls of Webster with a gig in NYC while the insanity of the NY Comic Con was in full sway. I wanted to hit that show but for me when the Con is happening there is little else that I can pay any attention to but I digress. I’ll have my chance to catch the band on their full scale tour based on the announcement below. Check out the official Press Release and the dates, then I’ll come back with some added information.
The Press Release:
October 10th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day have announced their 2017 Revolution Radio North American Tour. The band is touring in support of their new album Revolution Radio, which was released Friday, October 7th by Reprise Records. Against Me! will provide support for all dates. Presale tickets will be available to Idiot Nation members on Wednesday, October 12th at 9:00 AM local venue time. For more info on the presale, visit www.gdidiotnation.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 14th. VIP packages will be available for all dates. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.
The Revolution Radio Tour kicks off on March 1st, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ and will crisscross its way across North America. See below for confirmed dates.
Revolution Radio was praised by Alternative Press: “the most intensely personal Green Day album in years,” Entertainment Weekly: “their most focused album in years,” LA Times: “a barnstormer of a new punk record,” Nylon: “delivers in terms of music, lyrics, and an unstoppable and quintessentially Green Day energy,” Q: “Revolution Radio is Green Day back at their best,” Rolling Stone: “it reflects decades of accrued emotional and musical wisdom,” USA Today: “a bracing return to form,” and many more.
Watch the video for the band’s single “Bang Bang” HERE.
Green Day 2017 Live Dates:
3/1: Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
3/2: El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
3/4: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
3/5: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
3/7: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
3/8: North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
3/10: Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
3/12: Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center
3/13: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
3/15: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
3/17: Worcester, MA – DCU Center
3/19: London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
3/20: Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
3/22: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
3/23: Quebec, QC – Vidéotron Centre
3/25: Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
3/27: Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
3/28: Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
3/30: Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/1: Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
4/3: Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
4/5: Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center
4/7: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
4/8: San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
* All dates with Against Me
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I always chuckle when I think of my initial interest in the band Green Day as I was the first from my group of friends that were listening to them. I had a band at the time and I was trying to be one of those forecasters of great tunes to play and while we were leaning on a more “classic” style of Rock and some Metal, I had deep appreciation for Punk and loved what I heard from “Dookie”. Despite the long time interest, I never caught them in concert and now as one of those music scribe types would love to add a story about their tour adventures for my medium. Based on the live clips I have seen over the years the band still has the fire and their popularity continues to grow so it’s going to be a great tour for sure. If I get there you can count on a story and images to enjoy here on the website so closing up what do you readers think about this announcement? Are you going to hit one of the shows? Let me know in the comments section below.