|In 2004 Green Day unleashed American Idiot on the world. A boundary smashing, genre confounding work of art, American Idiot changed the face of music, welcoming a new generation of music fans to the cult of Green Day.
In 2009 Green Day returned to stamp their authority on the music world releasing 21st Century Breakdown. Hailed as the jewel in an already impressive crown, 21st Century Breakdown has confirmed Green Day’s status as one of the greatest rock bands in the world.
The Frontier Touring Company announced Green Day‘s return to Australia and New Zealand as part of their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. This will be Green Day’s first visit since 2005’s explosive stadium and arena spectaculars.
If past tours are anything to go by, fans are sure to be thrilled as Green Day take to arena stages in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland this December.
The release of 21st Century Breakdown signaled the end of a five year silence from Green Day. Breaking the drought in resounding fashion, the album debuted at #1 in over 14 countries. Australia and New Zealand’s love affair with Green Day has been reignited, with 21st Century Breakdown already being certified platinum in both countries.
There’s no doubt that Green Day will continue to amaze when they return in 2009. Their last arena shows Down Under sold out in a matter of minutes, and with a fiercely loyal fan base behind them, Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown Tour is sure to do the same.
ANTI-SCALPING MEASURES TO BE TAKEN FOR GREEN DAY TOUR
Historically Green Day have a reputation for looking after their fans, and their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand is no exception, with the band confirming two special initiatives in conjunction with promoter The Frontier Touring Company to deter ticket scalping for their upcoming shows.
The first initiative calls for a return to the good old days of rock concert lineups where 300 GA standing section tickets will ONLY be available to fans who lineup at designated outlets (for a list of each city’s outlet please refer below*). Each person will be limited to a maximum of 2 tickets each; essentially meaning the first 150 people in line will be guaranteed the hottest tickets in town.
The second initiative applies to all Green Day tickets, whether purchased online, via phone or at outlets. As many popular auction sites do not permit items to be sold unless the seller has the item at time of the auction and/or the buyer receives the physical item within one month of purchase, hard physical tickets will be held back for delivery or collection in early November. Patrons purchasing tickets via internet or phone will be issued with standard confirmation details; those purchased via outlets will be issued with a preliminary receipt as proof of purchase for their tickets only.
If a fan has purchased tickets and subsequently changed their address they will need to ensure they update their details with the relevant ticketing agency (see frontiertouring.com for details) before Friday 16 October, 2009.
GREEN DAY 21st Century Breakdown Tour – December 2009
Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 July
Pre-sale commences June 25 via frontiertouring.com
visit www.frontiertouring.com for the most up to date information
Friday 4 December Burswood Dome, Perth All Ages
Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
* 300 GA standing tickets available from Ticketek Burswood Agency, Burswood Dome, West Entrance, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Burswood
Sunday 6 December Adelaide Entertainment Centre All Ages
Tuesday 8 December Brisbane Entertainment Centre All Ages
Friday 11 December Acer Arena, Sydney All Ages
Monday 14 December Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne All Ages
Saturday 19 December Vector Arena, Auckland All Ages