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Green Day's American Idiot Musical Will Tour Australia Next Year

The show will visit Sydney and Melbourne for the first time and mark a second season in Brisbane.
By Libby Curran
October 02, 2017
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Green Day's American Idiot Musical Will Tour Australia Next Year

The show will visit Sydney and Melbourne for the first time and mark a second season in Brisbane.
By Libby Curran
October 02, 2017
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The hit rock musical based on Green Day's iconic album American Idiot returns to Australian shores in 2018 for a national tour, which will see it visit Melbourne and Sydney for the first time.

Following a hit season in Brisbane earlier this year, this next run of Green Day's American Idiot will see Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson reprise his lead performance as St Jimmy — a role played internationally by the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Chris Cheney and Green Day's own Billie Joe Armstrong. The acclaimed Aussie musician will again be joined on stage by Phoebe Panaretos, whose performance as Whatsername during the show's Brisbane run scored her a Helpmann nomination.

Hailed as a bold and explosive production, the Tony and Grammy award-winning show features every song from the band's eponymous album, along with a number of tunes from Green Day's follow-up record, 21st Century Breakdown.

It's the tale of three lifelong mates, torn between remaining in their safe, aimless ruts, and challenging the status quo to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

The American Idiot 2018 tour will begin with a brief season at the Sydney Opera House, before runs in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.

AMERICAN IDIOT 2018 TOUR

Sydney — Sydney Opera House, January 11–14
Adelaide — Adelaide Festival Centre's Her Majesty's Theatre, January 18–28
Perth — Crown Theatre, February 2–11
Melbourne — Comedy Theatre, February 23 – March 11
Brisbane — Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, April 13–21

Tickets to Green Day's 2018 American Idiot tour go on sale from next Monday, October 9. For more info visit americanidiotlive.com.au.

Images: Dylan Evans.

Published on October 02, 2017 by Libby Curran

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