GREEN DAY ’S LEGENDARY ALBUM HAS BECOME BROADWAY ’S ROCK OPERA FOR A NEW GENERATION
The smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.
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June 20, 2013
Look for a review of Green Day's recent gig at Emirates Stadium in the new Rock Sound Magazine: HERE
Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2013-2014 season goes on sale Monday, June 24 at 9 am. The annual season opening celebration will be held on Friday, October 11, with a performance by Natalie Cole.
Over 120 performances will be held on stage between July 2013 and June 2014. Highlights include a diverse theatre series featuring Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Tony-nominated BRING IT ON, Tony-Winning MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ROCK OF AGES and Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT; contemporary performers such as Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith and Clint Black; classical artists including Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman, comedians including Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Jason Alexander and Jim Belushi, and many more (see schedule below).
Other season highlights include The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour!, the final Morristown performance by watermelon-smashing Gallagher as part of his farewell tour and PUPPET UP!, an adult-only improv comedy show done by puppets created by the Henson company.
Front of house construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer. MPAC will feature a renovated lobby with a new box office, new and larger restroom facilities, and an elevator to the balcony level.
June 20, 2013
Livermore just released his memoir Spy Rock Memories on June 4, 2013. Here's a brief description of the book:
In 1982 Larry Livermore, ex-greaser, post-hippie, burnt out and disillusioned by the Bay Area punk scene, journeyed north into an off the map, off the grid mountain wilderness that lay at the heart of California's Emerald Triangle in search of something "real." Things got way more real than he'd bargained for, as he ended up confronting blizzards, droughts, floods, fires, marauding bears, skunks, rattlesnakes, and a posse of ornery pot growers, all while launching a magazine, a solar-powered punk rock band, and the DIY record label that introduced the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Screeching Weasel. As he learned valuable lessons in self-sufficiency, taking responsibility, and how to avoid (for the most part but not always) getting punched in the face by irate hippies, Larry also found his place and made his home in the far-flung, disjointed and eccentric community he encountered in the anarchic realm that begins where Highway 101's tattered tarmac dissolves into the dust of Spy Rock Road.