Green Day announces summer tour

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Green Day have revealed plans to return to the road this summer as they continue to tour in support of last year’s 21st Century Breakdown. The California rockers will hit Massachusetts on Monday, August 16 for a show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. The band has tapped AFI to open all shows on their summer tour. The band will sell tickets using an “all-inclusive” format, where all tickets will be sold at a set price with no additional fees of any kind. Tickets for the band’s show at the Comcast Center are priced from $25 to $85 and will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

The summer outing will be Green Day’s second leg of touring in support of their current gold-certified album 21st Century Breakdown, which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The band are already working on their next album and reportedly began recording demos of new material while touring through Europe last fall.

Green Day will precede their Massachusetts show with a stop in Hartford, Connecticut on August 12 for a show at the Comcast Theatre. Last summer, the band performed at the TD Garden (get our full review of that show here).

In related news, the musical adaption of the band’s 2004 album American Idiot will debut on Broadway next month. There are also reports that Tom Hanks and his Playtone production company are in discussions to adapt the musical into a big screen film project. And as we reported last week, Green Day: Rock Band will hit stores on Tuesday, June 8.

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