Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot will get its premiere in the UK in 2012 with a major national tour featuring a thrilling American tour cast, including a stop at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
The story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world, American Idiot features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. Its hit songs include ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams,’ ’21 Guns,’ ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends,’ ‘Holiday’ and the blockbuster title track ‘American Idiot’ from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release ’21st Century Breakdown,’ and an unreleased love song, ‘When It’s Time.’
See the website for more information on this award-winning unusual musical show which received unanimously positive reviews when it opened on Broadway in 2010.
‘Invigorating, moving and thrilling! Performed with galvanising intensity by a terrific cast, the emotional charge is as memorable as the music. A true rock opera!’
- New York Times
‘American Idiot is a global knockout. Blows your mind while it blows the roof off. Looking for a groundbreaking musical event? You just found it’
- Rolling Stone
‘It will electrify and overwhelm your senses! This adrenalized gut-punch of a musical holds you in its white-knuckle grasp’
- Time Out New York