Green light for punk spectacle.Byline: By Gordon Barr
Power pop punksters Green Day are at the Metro Radio Metro Radio is an Independent Local Radio station broadcasting to North East England. Its output is principally contemporary pop and dance music. It is owned by EMAP and is part of their Big City Network of stations. Arena on Tuesday. Riding high on the success of their multi-platinum American Idiot album, the show is already a sell-out.
Produced by Rob Cavallo, American Idiot was the band's first new studio album in four years and is up for a Grammy Award later this month.
Centred around two five-part nine-minute epics, it is a concept album looking at the alienation and disillusionment Disillusionment
loses innocence through WWI experience. [Am. Lit.: “The Killers”]
Angry Young Men
disillusioned postwar writers of Britain, such as Osborne and Amis. [Br. Lit. of the American citizen under Bush's War on Terror This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. For other conflicts, see Terrorism.
The War on Terror (also known as the War on Terrorism administration.
It mixes stomping melodic punk with elements of classic American rock and a hint of psychedelia psy·che·de·li·a
The subculture associated with psychedelic drugs.
Noun 1. psychedelia - the subculture of users of psychedelic drugs .
The album has something of a softer edge to it than its predecessors in terms of musical styles, if not lyrical content.
It has already spawned two Top 10 hits, American Idiot and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Fans can expect an epic opening on Tuesday night, with the nine-minute Jesus of Suburbia kicking off proceedings.
The last time Green Day played the Arena, the Chronicle reviewer wrote: "You know you have been to a good gig when you have to wring out your T-shirt afterwards.
"It seemed the entire punk population of the North East descended on the already crowded pit."
It's a scenario which looks likely to be repeated next week, as more than 10,000 pop-punkers descend on the arena.
Arena bosses stress no chains, cameras or crowd-surfing will be allowed at Tuesday's gig.