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Be a green Day VIP.

SEE Stateside supergroup Green Day perform behind closed doors in Birmingham!

That's the VIP offer from the Sunday Mercury Preview team today.

If you're our winner, you - and two pals of your choice - will get to see Green Day's soundcheck at Birmingham's LG Arena ahead of their show on Wednesday night, October 28.

Soundchecks are usually strictly private affairs with no fans allowed, but Billie Joe Armstrong and the guys have made an exception for us.

Although please note that the prize doesn't include tickets to the show in the evening. What you're getting here is a chance to get up, close and personal, with bragging rights next day! The gig is the first of two at the refurbished LG Arena and part of Green Day's first UK tour in four years.

Our winner and two guests will be allowed access to the soundcheck from 4pm.

Here's how YOU could be our winner!

Simply tell us the name of the Green day frontman. Is it (a) Billie Jean King, (b) Billie Joe Armstrong or (c) Billie Jo Spears? - BY PHONE: Call 0901 229 2393and follow the instructions.

- By TEXT: Text SM2, followed by a space and your answer, your name, address and postcode, to 84080.

- BY E-MAIL: Email your entry to using the word GREEN as your subject line. Include a daytime contact phone number.

Competition opens at 6am today and closes at noon on Monday October 19, 2009. Prize comprises entry for winner and two guests to Green day's soundcheck during the afternoon of Wednesday October 28, 2009. Tickets to the evening show, and travel not included. Meeting the band is not guaranteed.

BT landline calls cost 25p each. Calls from other networks may be higher. Texts cost 25p each plus standard network rate. Web/e-mail entries free. Open to UK residents aged 18/over only. Please ask billpayer's permission before entering.

Birmingham Mail and Trinity Mirror group companies may contact you by e-mail, phone or letter with details of goods and services you may be interested in. Standard Trinity Mirror rules apply - see www.trinitymirrormidlands. Service Provider: Eckoh. Helpline 08717 120009 Green Day play the LG Arena on October 27 and 28. Tickets pounds 35 plus booking fee from 0844 33 88 000 or click on THE CHARTS TOP 10 ALBUMS 1. EDITORS : IN THIS LIGHT AND ON THIS EVENING 2. CHIPMUNK : I AM CHIPMUNK 3. SHAKIRA : SHE WOLF 4. MADONNA : CELEBRATION 5. SATURDAYS : WORDSHAKER 6. BARBRA STREISAND : LOVE IS THE ANSWER 7. VERA LYNN : WE'LL MEET AGAIN 8. JAY-Z : THE BLUEPRINT 3 9. DIZZEE RASCAL : TONGUE N'CHEEK 10. MUSE : THE RESISTANCE TOP 10 SINGLES 1. ALEXANDRA BURKE : BAD BOYS 2. ROBBIE WILLIAMS : BODIES 3. CHIPMUNK : OOPSY DAISY 4. JAY-Z : EMPIRE STATE OF MIND 5. TAIO CRUZ : BREAK YOUR HEART 6. MICHAEL BUBLE : HAVEN'T MET YOU YET 7. BLACK EYED PEAS : I GOTTA FEELING 8. SATURDAYS : FOREVER IS OVER 9. SHAKIRA : SHE WOLF 10. DAVID GUETTA : SEXY CHICK l Chart compiled by HMV Birmingham
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Oct 18, 2009
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