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Green Day Musical American Idiot - UK Tour

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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
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Don't Wanna Miss Out Seeing An American Idiot
Green Day's rock songs may not seem like the most natural soundtrack for a theatre musical but they have ended up creating a Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

American Idiot, Green Day musical,UK Tour, Amelia Lily, Birmingham, Manchester
American Idiot is rock musical packed with Green Day songs


American Idiot has been so successful in Broadway and, more recently, London's West End, that it now embarks on a UK tour from March.

Kicking off in the Midlands at Leicester's Curve Theatre on March 19, the musical continues on to cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bromley near London, Liverpool, Sunderland and Glasgow.

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world, and features Green Day's hit songs of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and, of course, American Idiot. There is also a previously unreleased love song.

American Idiot, Green Day musical,UK Tour, Amelia Lily, Birmingham, Manchester
Former X Factor contestant Amelia Lily stars in Green Day's musical American Idiot.


The show stars singer Amelia Lily, who finished third when a contestant on X-Factor in 2011. She will be reprising her critically acclaimed role of Whatsername.

Directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, the musical premiered in 2009 in Berkeley, the American city where Green Day started out and was so in demand that it went on to run in Broadway the following year.

American Idiot not only won two Tony Awards, it also clinched a Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Musical Show Album.

American Idiot, Green Day musical,UK Tour, Amelia Lily, Birmingham, Manchester
A scene from American Idiot


Green Day - consisting of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool - soared to international fame following their their 2004 awared-winning album American Idiot, which featured five hit singles.

In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and spawned further hit singles, Know Your Enemy and 21 Guns.

American Idiot UK Tour

Running time: 1hr 40 mins plus interval

Tickets cost from £20. For further information can be found at the American Idiot website.

March 19 - 26 - Leicester's Curve Theatre
See Curve website.

American Idiot, Green Day musical,UK Tour, Amelia Lily, Birmingham, Manchester
American Idiot is rock musical packed with Green Day songs


March 30 - April 2 - Bromley Churchill Theatre
See theatre website.

April 5 - 9 - Palace Theatre, Manchester
See theatre website.

April 19 -23 - New Theatre, Cardiff
See New Theatre website.

April 26 - 30 - King's Theatre, Portsmouth
See King's Theatre website.

May 3 - 7 - Oxford New Theatre
See theatre website.

May 10 - 14 - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
For tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 3011 or visit the theatre website

May 18 - 22 - Exeter Northcott Theatre
See Northcott Theatre website.

May 24 - 28 - Sunderland Empire
See theatre website.

May 31 - June 4 - King's Theatre, Glasgow
See theatre website.

June 7 - 11 - Bridlington The Spa Theatre
See the theatre website.

June 14 - 18 - Nottingham Theatre Royal
See Theatre Royal website.

June 21 - 25 - Liverpool Empire
See theatre website.

June 28 - July 2 - Belfast Grand Opera House
See Grand Opera House website.
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Why? See Green Day's Hits Transformed Into A Rock Musical
When: Touring From March 2016
Phone: Various - see tour list
Where: UK Tour including Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre
Cost: From £20
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