Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ coming to North Charleston

By Allison Nugent  anugent@postandcourier.com – Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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The North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced today that the national tour of Green Day’s “American Idiot” will be coming to North Charleston on Aug. 29-30.

Called “wonderfully raucous” and “emotionally charged” by The New York Times, and “flat-out electrifying” by the Boston Globe, tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $32-$62, plus applicable fees, and will be available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix stores), at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Group orders of 10 or more can be placed by calling 529-5007.

“American Idiot,” which features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world.

The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

Nominated for Best Musical at the 2010 Tony Awards, and winner of Scenic Design (Musical) and Lighting Design (Musical) at the Tonys that same year, the show also won Best Musical Show Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

For more information on “American Idiot,”go to www.americanidiotthemusical.com.