After a Friday (7/30) appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Green Day [ tickets ] will launch a summer stadium tour of both North and South America in support of last year's "21st Century Breakdown."
The band -- singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool -- kick off the trek Aug. 3 in Camden, NJ. The 18-city U.S. portion, which includes an Aug. 7 appearance at Chicago's Lollapalooza, wraps up Sept. 4 in San Francisco. After a month-long break, the trio will work its way through South America, beginning with an Oct. 8 performance in Caracas, Venezuela. The full itinerary, including international dates, is shown at right.
Tickets for most U.S. shows are available now via Live Nation. Green Day unveiled "21st Century Breakdown," the group's eighth studio effort, in May 2009. The set, which topped The Billboard 200 and several international charts, marked the band's first collection of new material since 2004's "American Idiot."
Earlier this year, Green Day took home a Grammy for Best Rock Album for the recent release. The group's Green Day Rock Band video game is currently in the running for Best Video Game at the Teen Choice Awards, which airs Aug. 9 on Fox.
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