Beginning in mid-April, punk fans across the continent will be heading to their local rock venues to check out the opera.
Green Day have announced dates for the second leg of their North American tour behind their Grammy-nominated rock opera, American Idiot (see "Road To The Grammys: The Making Of Green Day's American Idiot").
The five-week trek will start on April 15 in Coral Gables, Florida, and wind its way through the Northeast and Midwest before finishing on May 20 in Calgary, Alberta. Goth-punks My Chemical Romance will provide support for the duration of the tour (see "Green Day Taking My Chemical Romance On Tour This Spring").
Though tickets for the tour officially go on sale February 18, eager fans can get a head start buying tickets through the band's long-time merchandiser, Cinder Block Ticketing, on Friday. More details will be announced in the coming days on Green Day's Web site.
Unlike the recent U2 presale snafu — in which many fans who paid $40 to join the fan club to get advance tickets, and were left in the cold when presale tickets sold out — the Green Day presale is open to all fans.
Green Day tour dates, according to the band's record label:
4/15 - Coral Gables, FL @ University of Miami Convocation Center
4/16 - Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
4/18 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
4/19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
4/20 - Charlotte, NC @ Cricket Arena
4/22 - Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
4/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
4/24 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Taj Mahal
4/25 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
4/27 - Vestal, NY @ Binghamton University
4/28 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
4/29 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
4/30 - Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center
5/2 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
5/4 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
5/5 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
5/6 - Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center at CSU
5/7 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
5/9 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
5/10 - Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
5/11 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
5/13 - Saint Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
5/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
5/15 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center Omaha
5/17 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
5/19 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
5/20 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome