The Australian production of Green Day’s American Idiot, the high-octane rock musical, has just announced a national tour in 2018. Following critical and audience acclaim at its Australian premiere in Brisbane earlier this year, this multi-Helpmann Award® nominated show is now set to melt faces and hearts across the country.
The tour plays strictly limited seasons and kicks off at the Sydney Opera House from 11 January, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Her Majesty’s Theatre from 19 January, Crown Theatre Perth from 2 February, Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 23 February and returns to Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane from 13 April.
shake & stir theatre co’s Executive Producer, Nick Skubij is thrilled the show is taking to the road: “Green Day’s blisteringly hot, and surprisingly moving punk rock score aside, there are so many reasons why audiences, some first time theatre-goers, are going to love American Idiot. It is utterly contemporary, disarmingly relevant and features some of the country’s most loved rock and roll and music theatre performers.”
Returning to the rebellious and charismatic role of St. Jimmy is Grinspoon’s enigmatic front man, Phil Jamieson. As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades. An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jamieson’s generation-defining lyrics and vocal melodies were first etched into rock fans’ DNA in 1995. Since then Grinspoon had six consecutive Top 10 debuts, and multi-platinum album sales. An incredible 17 songs have polled in Hottest 100 countdowns over the years, led by the much loved Chemical Heart (#2 in 2002 and #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time.) Grinspoon remained together for over 18 years and in total the band received 13 ARIA Award nominations. Earlier in 2017 Grinspoon announced the celebration of 20 years since their first album Guide to Better Living and this saw them back on the road playing to adoring sold-out crowds across the country.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday October 9 at 9:00 am.