Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT To Head To UK In 2012!
The Tony Award-winning production of American Idiot will tour the UK in 2012, opening in Southampton in October next year and tour across the UK and Ireland, before closing at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
The show won at the 2010 Tony Awards for best scenic design of a musical and best lighting design and picked up best musical show album at the Grammys earlier this year. No casting has yet been announced.
"We're excited to be bringing the US stage production of American Idiot to the UK and Ireland," said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "We played to some of the most insane crowds when we toured the album there, and we can't wait for our friends across the pond to see the musical."
Tickets for the UK tour are due to go on sale next week.
The story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world, AMERICAN IDIOT, will open at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre (October 9 - 13) then tour to Cardiff’s Millennium Centre (October 15 - 20); Edinburgh Playhouse (October 22 - 27); Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (October 29 - November 3); Dublin Grand Canal?Theatre (November 5 - 10); Manchester Palace Theatre (November 12 - 24); Birmingham Alexandra Theatre (November 26 - 30); and then London’s HMV?Hammersmith Apollo (December 3 - 8).