Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Seattle Gay News attending Green Day's tour launch on Friday
Grammy-winning rock trio Green Day chose Seattle as the starting point for its newest tour, set to perform Friday night at Key Arena.
Seattle Gay News will be among those in the audience, listening to live versions of the band's fresh material from 2009's highly-praised 21st Century Breakdown, as well as songs from previous releases. The album, certified gold (500,000 copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has sprouted two hit singles already, "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns" (SGN's Top Ten Recordings, 2009 1/2).
We'll be at Key Arena on Friday to catch Billie Joe, Mike and Tre in action as they launch their big tour, circling North America and possibly extending overseas in the months ahead. Look for a mini review of the concert at this blog site on Saturday morning, with a full review in the July 10 issue of Seattle Gay News. Also, we'll update you on the traffic situation getting to Seattle Center on Friday afternoon, as the grounds will be packed to host both the Green Day concert and Seattle International Beerfest.
Green Day + Seattle = It's on!