Green Day’s 2004 release, American Idiot, was a modern punk concept album on the subject of youth disenfranchisement in the post-9/11 world. In the same way that Pete Townshend oversaw the creation of The Who’s rock operas Quadrophenia and Tommy, Billie Joe Armstrong devised… 1,169 more words
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A high energy and exciting interpretation of Green Day’s 2004 album has plenty to recommend it.
Returning to London after a hugely successful UK tour, American Idiot is a story of how to find yourself and the direction your life takes as seen through the eyes of three friends, whose lives take extremely different paths. 501 more words
By Kieran Webber
Having started in 1965 the 14,000 capacity festival has acclaim due to combination of internationally renowned headline artists and for their support of young and emerging talent. 317 more words
Producing a concept album in 2004 was a brave move for US pseudo-punks Green Day. It isn’t hyperbole to describe that album, American Idiot, as culturally significant in US rock history, winning a Grammy Award in 2005 and frequently appearing on ‘greatest rock album’ lists ever since. 465 more words