Published : Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 5:37 AM
Punk rock band Green Day has decided to expand their Revolution Radio tour and added 24 summer dates – including their first-ever appearance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena – in support of their latest album.
The exact dates of their Pasadena performances have not yet been officially announced.
Green Day’s Rose Bowl news breaks just as U2 confirmed they will be performing a reprise in the Bowl on May 20.
Green Day’s tour begins August 1 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington and concludes on September 13 at Chula Vista in California.
Green Day’s Idiot Nation fan club members will have the first stab at presale tickets starting January 10, with the general on-sale beginning January 13. You can join Idiot Nation through www.gdidiotnation.com.
Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group’s career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 before the band recorded its second studio album, “Kerplunk.”
Guitarist Jason White, who has worked with the band as a touring member since 1999, was an official member from 2012 to 2016.
Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records.
In 1994, its major label debut “Dookie,” released through Reprise Records, became a breakout success and eventually shipped over 10 million copies in the U.S. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the U.S., alongside fellow California punk bands Sublime, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Blink-182, and Rancid.
The band’s twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016.
Green Day has sold more than 85 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards, including a Best Rock Album for “American Idiot.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of “American Idiot” debuted on Broadway.
On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in their first year of eligibility.
For more information and updates, check out Green Day’s site, www.greenday.com.