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Green Day's revolution @ The Sydney Morning Herald

on March 31, 2017 - 7:21am

It was 3am on a January morning. The jet airplane carrying Green Day to the next stop on their European tour approached the Norwegian capital of Oslo when the pilot made an announcement. The city was snowbound and the airport's runway tarmac was frozen over.

There was a 70 per cent chance the veteran punk rock trio's flight could at least attempt a landing, a 30 per cent chance they'd be diverted. Everybody buckled their seatbelts and the descent began.

"Those landings are always the fun ones," says the group's bass player Mike Dirnt  soon after they landed.

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New support acts announced for BST Hyde Park

on March 31, 2017 - 6:08am

New support acts announced for BST Hyde Park July 1st!

Buy tickets: http://po.st/BSTGD

 

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A Backstage Conversation With Green Day

on March 27, 2017 - 1:01pm

The punk-rock trio on entering middle age, crafting the perfect set list and the rigors of life on a tour bus

In about three hours, the floor of Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center will be packed with a screaming mass of Green Day fans gleefully ignoring the signs posted every few feet that explicitly ban crowd-surfing. But right now it's soundcheck and the band is facing an audience of two that manages to make those showgoers seem tame by comparison: Ryan Dirnt and Brixton Dirnt.

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Green Day puts on a performance clinic at Petersen show

on March 26, 2017 - 7:44pm

Green Day brought fire and fireworks to Petersen Events Center in Oakland on March 25 in what should be one of the best tours to come through Pittsburgh this year.

The band played a nearly two and a half hour set to a sold out crowd. Throughout their playing, Green Day gave fans both expected and unexpected moments. Hits “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Longview” and others were sprinkled throughout the Bay Area band's performance.

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11-year-old Beaconsfield kid lives dream, plays guitar with Green Day

on March 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Before the Green Day concert Wednesday night at the Bell Centre, Vanessa Hermo agreed to buy her 11-year-old son Nathan Guilbault a Dookie t-shirt, figuring her kid deserved a memento of his first-ever concert. Little did they know he would be getting something a lot more special to bring home to ensure he never forgot this show.

About an hour into the concert, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the 15,600 fans there that he was looking for a really awesome Montreal guitarist to play with them.

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