American Idiot

Released by the American punk trio Green Day in 2004, American Idiot was a concept album in the vein of The Who classic Tommy. It features the anti-hero Jesus of Suburbia and some friends who are going through an existential crisis in post 9-11 America.

Like TommyAmerican Idiot was eventually turned into a stage musical. The first production of American Idiot was held in Berkeley in 2009, and in 2010 the musical debuted on Broadway. American Idiot was nominated for a Tony for Best Musical that year. It lost out to Memphis, but it did pick up two Tonys in design categories.

Thursday and Friday Nov. 28-29 a touring production of American Idiot is running at Conexus Arts Centre. Performances are at 8 p.m. both nights, and tickets range from $37-$75. To give you a taste of the musical delights that await, here’s video of Green Day performing with the Broadway cast from American Idiot:

 

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  1. I’m going to this, and solo no less. It was just one of those things that come along every few years that you just gotta indulge in. Plus I got one of those solo balcony seats so it’s just me all me.

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