Green Day “Revolution Radio” tour 2017

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Green Day “Revolution Radio” tour 2017

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Claudia Flores, Contributor

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Get ready because your favorite “American Idiots” are back on tour, along with special guests, Against Me promoting their most recent album “Revolution Radio,” Green Day will be on a 24-day tour throughout the United States starting March 1. The punk-rock band will be making a stop at the El Paso County Coliseum on March 2 to bring their fans new material, as well as some of their number one hits such as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “American Idiot” and “Holiday.”

Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Drint grew up in California and at 14-years-old formed their first real band “Sweet Children.”

Then, when they were 17-years-old, the pair recorded the 1989 EP “1,000 Hours.” At this point, they were known as Green Day and integrated a new drummer, John Kiffmeyer.

Kiffmeyer would participate in the next three studio albums before leaving the band, and Tre Cool took over the drums for their 1992 album “Kerplunk.”

In 1994, the release of “Dookie” gave the band the recognition as the next generation of Punk music.

After winning their first Grammy Award for “Dookie,” the next five albums couldn’t repeat or surpass the success of their first production.

Finally, in 2004, it was “American Idiot” that brought Green Day back in the spotlight.

Since “American Idiot,” the band released four more albums, “21st Century Breakdown” and a trilogy of series which was their last production until the release of their new album “Revolution Radio.”

The last time the band visited El Paso was in 2013 for their “99 Revolutions” tour. Things have changed for the band since their last tour since Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Drint and Tre Cool were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

With this title in their pocket and a whole new album, Green Day shows that hard work truly pays off. After more than three decades dedicated to the music industry, the band is about to start their 2017 tour and the “Idiot Nation” looks forward to seeing their idols rocking the stage one more time.

“Revolution Radio” is the band’s first album in four years and their 12th studio album in their 31-year career. This new album with 12 new original tracks reflects the years of musical wisdom and emotional maturity of the band. With their album debuting in October 2016, Green Day positioned as the no. 1 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums list of 2016 and ranked no. 14 in the Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2016,” which gives the band the perfect comeback after staying away from the spotlight after four years.

The inspiration behind the album are the day to day situations people face on the streets.

“Bang, Bang,” for example, makes a reference to mass shootings and their primary motivations, as the title track “Revolution Radio” was inspired by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

On their last stop at the borderland, Green Day proved that their music legacy is still worth listening to as well as see them performing on stage.

Tickets start at $60 and are on sale at ticketmaster.com or on greenday.com. 

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