When Green Day first formed back in 1986, the music industry was a very different place. The purchase of cassette tapes was the norm and radio was still the purveyor of all that was cool and relevant. Although many of the fresh-faced kids currently crowding into the O2 Arena are more likely to listen to Green Day’s new album on Spotify, it is amazing that the trio has been able to stay popular and important during a career that has spanned over three decades. Furthermore, each album cycle welcomes yet another batch of fans eager to join the band’s global family. For their current tour, in support of last year’s Revolution Radio, Green Day presents fans, both young and old, with a more traditional stage show, during which their music and stage craft was front and centre, in the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.
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