Green Day: summer tour dates, 'American Idiot' film talks

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After performing a run of stadium shows in Europe from late May to early July, American rock band Green Day is set to begin a North American tour leg in support of 21st Century Breakdown, announced the group on March 22. Tickets for the new tour dates, starting August 3 in Camden, New Jersey, and ending September 2 in Chula Vista, California, will begin going on sale March 26.

The band's 21st Century Breakdown tour, in support of its Grammy-winning 2009 album, launched in North America in July of 2009, then continued on to Europe in the fall. For this second round of North American dates, the band will be joined by California rock band AFO as opening act. Fourteen dates are currently confirmed, with more to be announced soon.

The band will feature all-inclusive ticket pricing - no added fees - throughout the tour, and a limited number of lawn seats will be offered for $20 when tickets go on sale to the general public through Live Nation.

North American tour dates:

August
3: Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (on sale March 4
5: Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale April 17)
9: Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale March 27)
11: Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live (on sale April 9)
12: Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater (on sale April 2)
14: Holmdel, NJ - PNC (on sale March 26)
16: Boston, MA - Comcast Center (on sale March 27)
18: Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale March 27)
23: Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater (on sale March 26)
26: Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center (on sale April 2)
28: Denver, CO- Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (on sale March 27)
30: Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion (on sale April 3)
31: Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale date TBA)

September
2: Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale April 2)

In other news, Green Day's musical American Idiot, based on the band's 2004 album of the same name, is set to premiere on Broadway on April 20 after a sold-out three-month run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. On March 22, entertainment news website Deadline Hollywood announced that Playtone, which produced the film version of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, is in talks to adapt the play into the film.

For additional ticket and tour information, visit www.greenday.com or www.livenation.com

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