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Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Tour Goes Abroad

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‘American Idiot’ is the musical that just keeps rocking. After ending its Broadway run earlier this year after more than 400 performances, the stage production based on the Green Day album is heading to Europe in 2012 for a two-month run through eight U.K. cities.

British Green Day fans will have to be patient, though, NME reports. The show doesn’t open until next Oct. 9 at the Southampton Mayflower Theatre. The show wraps up Dec. 8 at the London HMV Hammersmith Apollo, highlighted by a two-week stint in Manchester in between.

The stage adaptation of ‘American Idiot’ won two Tony Awards, and its original Broadway cast recording album captured a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. The musical is being turned into a feature film by Tom Hanks and his production company, who may be considering Robert Pattinson for the lead role.

There’s no indication yet that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will take part in the international performances. Armstrong performed the role of “St. Jimmy” in some of the U.S. shows, but by next year, he might be out promoting the next Green Day album.


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