Check out a message from Billie Joe about the American Idiot documentary. Head over to broadwayidiot.com for more info!
October 02, 2013
From Idiot Nation:
New contest alrert - We have 10 pairs of drumsticks Tre sent in from the road! Each one has been used to play the hits on tour, so you won't want to miss out on this contest. Want a chance to win?
This contest is open to all members. Winners will be chosen Tuesday, October 15th. Only one entry per person will be qualified. Good luck.
Login to Idiot Nation to win: HERE
The Broadway Idiot theaters tab has been updated on Facebook with the new listings and all currently available links. You can find it here.
New York, NY- Village East
Portland, OR - Hollywood
Atlanta, GA - Midtown Art (one night)
Denver, CO - Chez Artiste (one night)
Detroit, MI - Main Art (one night)
Houston, TX – River Oaks (one night)
Indianapolis, IN - Keystone (one night)
Minneapolis, MN - Lagoon (one night)
San Diego, CA - Hillcrest (one night)
St. Louis, MO - Tivoli (one night)
Columbus, OH - Gateway
Encino, CA - Town Center
Kansas City, MO - Tivoli
Green Day have picked up loads of praise along their career, but the rockers don't stay content for long. So a few years ago, when the band was approached by director Michael Mayer to adapt their album American Idiot into a musical, the band eagerly took on the project, and the play opened in April 2010.
The new documentary Broadway Idiot tracks Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool as they took their music to a new stage. In this exclusive clip, Armstrong leads the crew to rerecord "21 Guns" in theatrical fashion as they ready the musical for its premiere.
"When we started filming our documentary, we had amazing access inside the creative process of the Broadway team," Doug Hamilton, the film's director, tells Rolling Stone. "But it wasn't until a few months later, when Billie Joe Armstrong opened up and invited us into the private recording studios of Green Day, that we really got to see inside the process by which Billie Joe, Mike and Tré create the Green Day sound."
Broadway Idiot will be released October 11th in theatres and On Demand. Pre-order available on iTunes.
September 30, 2013
Green Day frontman will play Leighton Meester's boyfriend in new indie movie
Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to the big screen in a big way. The Green Day frontman is set to star alongside Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in an upcoming indie drama Like Sunday, Like Rain, Deadline reports.
The film comes from actor/director Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Ray Donovan) and tells the story of a struggling musician, played by Meester, who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will play Meester's boyfriend in the movie.
Filming for Like Sunday, Like Rain is underway in New York.
Over the years, Armstrong has appeared in minor roles in other movies including Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars With Boys and Judd Apatow's This Is 40. This December, he'll also make a cameo in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Aside from the new acting gig, Armstrong has two documentaries about Green Day coming up. ¡Cuatro! explores the band's writing and recording process while creating 2012's ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! album trilogy and Broadway Idiot, due out in October, traces the adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot album into a Broadway production.
September 27, 2013
New photos added to the Idiot Nation gallery: HERE
Attention Texas Idiots, tickets for the Broadway in Austin shows of American Idiot are now on sale! The tour will play Bass Concert Hall January 14 - 19 for one week only. Get your tickets now at http://austin.broadway.com/shows/american-idiot-baa2/.
Idiot Nation members, log into www.gdidiotnation.com for your exclusive chance to win a pair of tickets and a post-show meet and greet with the cast!
And if you're in the US or Canada, you can stream the whole thing on your phone on Qello. Head over to http://bit.ly/Qello_Cuatro for more info. 7-day free trial available on Apple TV, iOS, Android and Windows.