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Green Day to Release Live CD/DVD.

Green Day to Release Live CD/DVD.

Green Day to Release Live CD/DVD.

Green Day to Release Live CD/DVD.  It looks as though Green Day have another live album in the works. Online retailer Amazon has an item titled Awesome as F**k on for pre-sale through the site. The item description lists it as a CD/DVD combo, though no other details are currently available. The record is set to be released in March of 2011, but fans will be able to catch vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong during his upcoming Broadway stint.  Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is set to join the cast of the musical American Idiot for an extended run next year. The singer / guitarist will play the drug dealer St. Jimmy for 50 performances starting on January 1st. He takes over for the actor Tony Vincent, who will end his stint on December 30th. Armstrong previously portrayed the character for eight performances in September ahead of Green Day’s most recent tour. He will appear with the broadway performance in three stints, from January 1st through the 9th, from the 18th through the 30th and from February 10th through the 27th. American Idiot: The Broadway Musical is directed by Michael Mayer with musical arrangements by Tom Kitt. It was co-written by Armstrong and Mayer and (of course) based on the band’s 2004 full length concept album American Idiot. The production is staged at New York’s St. James Theatre.

Green Day singer joins Broadway’s ‘American Idiot’.

Green Day singer joins Broadway's 'American Idiot'.

Green Day singer joins Broadway's 'American Idiot'.

Green Day singer joins Broadway’s ‘American Idiot’.  Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is briefly joining the cast of “American Idiot,” the Broadway musical he helped create based on the band’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning album. The show’s producers announced Sunday that Armstrong will take over the role of persuasive drug dealer St. Jimmy for eight performances from Tuesday through Oct. 3. before leaving town to kick off his band’s South American tour..It’s the Broadway debut for Armstrong, who composed and co-wrote the musical..  Armstrong temporarily replaces actor Tony Vincent, who’s on leave until Oct. 12 for what producers call a personal family matter.. The show follows an antihero who flees a deadening suburbia and descends into sex, drugs and fierce guitar playing in his quest to find himself in the big city..
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