Green Day's Acclaimed Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical AMERICAN IDIOT To Get UK Premiere Autumn 2012

Green Day’s Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical 
will gets its UK Premiere Autumn 2012 
with a thrilling US tour cast 

Green Day’s explosive, Tony award-winning Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT, will get its premiere in the UK in 2012 with a major national tour featuring a thrilling American tour cast, culminating in a run at London’s legendary HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

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).

Tickets will go on sale 10.00am Friday 9th December

Green Day - Photo by Eva Mueller
AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”). Its hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.” 

"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."

The acclaimed creative team includes choreography by British Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (“Black Watch”), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”). The Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive and it ran for over a year.

The UK tour is produced by SJM Concerts and Flying Entertainment.

For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT visit:


American Idiot - The Original Broadway Cast Recording is out now

American Idiot 2012 UK Tour

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October 9 - 13
Mayflower Theatre 
Empire Lane
SO15 1AP
Box Office: 02380 711811
Tue 9 at 8.00pm
Wed 10 at 8.00pm
Thu 11 at 8.00pm
Fri 12 at 5.00pm & 8:30pm
Sat 13 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm

October 15 - 20
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL
Box office: 029 2063 6464
Mon 15 at 8.00pm
Tue 16 at 8.00pm
Wed 17 at 8.00pm
Thu 18 at 8.00pm
Fri 19 at 5.00pm & 8:30pm
Sat 20 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm

October 22 - 27
Edinburgh Playhouse
18-22 Greenside Place 
Box office: 0844 871 3014
Mon 22 at 8.00pm
Tue 23 at 8.00pm
Wed 24 at 8.00pm
Thu 25 at 8.00pm
Fri 26 at 5.00pm & 8:30pm
Sat 27 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm

October 29 - November 3
Clyde Auditorium 
Exhibition Way
G3 8YW
Box office: 0844 395 4000
Mon 29 at 8.00pm
Tue 30 at 8.00pm
Wed 31 at 8.00pm
Thu 1 at 8.00pm
Fri 2 at 5pm & 8:30pm
Sat 3 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm

November 5 - 10
Grand Canal Theatre 
Grand Canal Square  
Dublin 2
Mon 5 at 8.00pm
Tue 6 at 8.00pm
Wed 7 at 8.00pm
Thu 8 at 8.00pm
Fri 9 at 5.00pm & 8.30pm
Sat 10 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm

November 12 - 24
Palace Theatre 
Oxford Street
M1 6FT
Box office: 0844 871 7660
Mon 12 at 8.00pm
Tue 13 at 8.00pm
Wed 14 at 8.00pm
Thu 15 at 8.00pm
Fri 16 at 5.00pm & 8.30pm
Sat 17 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm
Mon 19 at 8.00pm
Tue 20 at 8.00pm
Wed 21 at 8.00pm
Thu 22 at 8pm
Fri 23 at 5.00pm & 8.30pm
Sat 24 at  4.00pm & 8.00pm

November 26 - December 1
Alexandra Theatre
Station Street  
West Midlands 
B5 4DS 
Box office: 0844 871 3011
Mon 26 at 8.00pm 
Tue 27 at 8.00pm 
Wed 28 at 8.00pm 
Thu 29 at 8.00pm
Fri 30 at 5.00pm & 8:30pm 
Sat 1 at 4.00pm & 8.00pm 

December 4 - 9
HMV Hammersmith Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street  
W6 9QH
Box office: 0843 221 0100
Tue 4 at 7.30pm
Wed 5 at 7.30pm
Thu 6 at 7.30pm
Fri 7 at 7.30pm
Sat 8 at  3:30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 9 at 3:30pm & 7.30pm