Green Day’s “American Idiot” musical doesn’t officially open on Broadway until April 20, but Green Day are celebrating every day in April — and they want you to join in the fun.
The band has partnered with MTV to give 300 lucky fans the chance to attend a performance of “Idiot” during opening week. Beginning Tuesday (April 6) and running through Sunday, fanatics can go to AmericanIdiot.MTV.com to win tickets to a special April 22 performance at New York’s St. James Theatre.
“We are really excited to partner with MTV to introduce ‘American Idiot’ to our fans,” said Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. “We’ve had an amazing relationship with them throughout our career, and the network and its viewers have always been supportive no matter what we’ve thrown at them.”
But if you can’t make it to New York, don’t fret. Starting on April 16, MTV will air “Green Day Rocks Broadway,” a half-hour, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the musical, featuring exclusive interviews with the band and “American Idiot” castmembers, rehearsal footage and fan reactions. The special will premiere Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, and will also air on MTV2 (Saturday, April 17, at noon ET/PT), mtvU (Saturday, April 17, at 5 p.m. ET/PT) and MTV Hits (Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m. ET/PT).
Of course, there’s also “Green Day: Rock Band,” the band’s partnership with MTV Games and Harmonix, which hits stores on June 8. Celebrating GD’s entire career and featuring the likenesses of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, “Rock Band” is the ultimate gift for Green Day fans. In addition to riffing through Green Day’s formidable back catalog, fans will also gain access to the band’s media vault, where they can unlock more than 100 images and more than 40 minutes of rare and unreleased video from interviews, outtakes and performances.
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