April 29, 2010
April 28, 2010
Tune in tonight, Thursday, April 29 to the Late Show with David Letterman to catch the cast of Broadway's American Idiot along with Gwyneth Paltrow airing at 11:35 pm EDT/PDT!
April 27, 2010
Green Day is the last of four artists set to appear next month on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" as part of a week of performances dedicated to the reissue of the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," according to a Twitter post from Questlove of "Fallon" house band the Roots.
Green Day will kick off the special week on May 10. Previously announced participating artists include Keith Urban (May 11), Sheryl Crow (May 12) and Phish (May 13). On May 14, the show will premiere a new documentary about the making of "Exile on Main Street" titled "Stones in Exile."
As previously reported, "Exile" will be reissued on May 18 through Universal with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions, including "Following the River," "Plundered My Soul," "Pass the Wine" and "Dancing in the Light." A super deluxe edition includes the album on vinyl, a 30-minute DVD and a 50-page book with photos from the era.
Meanwhile, Green Day will begin a summer world tour on May 29 at the Pinkpop Festival in Holland. The group has dates on tap through early September. In addition, a Broadway musical that shares a title with the band's 2004 album, "American Idiot," just officially opened last week.
[Full article at Billboard]
April 27, 2010
Show brought in nearly $800,000 in its opening week.
Green Day can add another notch to their studded belts: the Berkeley, California-bred pop-punk trio are now officially Broadway kings. According to Variety, the group's "American Idiot" musical had a solid debut near the top of the Great White Way money chart last week, with sales dramatically up thanks to mostly positive reviews.
After opening last Tuesday, the musical treatment of the band's landmark 2004 album brought in a hefty $777,860 during the week ending Sunday. Those numbers were up from the previous week's take of $464,946, when the show was still in previews, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A spokesperson for "Idiot" said the first week's figures would have been even higher if all the opening-night tickets had not been complimentary and a portion of other tickets for two other performances last week had not been given out for free. Despite the good news for "American Idiot," the Journal noted that the show has yet to notch a full week of sold-out performances.
Green Day made sure the first week of official performances grabbed headlines by treating fans to a mini-concert during Thursday night's performance. The band came out and played the title song and "Basket Case" to a shocked and delighted audience.
April 26, 2010
New photos added from Foxboro Hot Tubs gig at Bowery Electric: HERE.