Green Day Tickets for Sale
Over their career, Green Day has taken home almost too many awards to keep track of, beginning with the critical acclaim the band received in 1994 when their debut album Dookie won them the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance. Phenomenally, the breakout album has since sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. More than ten years later, Green Day again made a big impression at the Grammys in 2005, when American Idiot captured the award for Best Rock Album.
Some would say, however, that Green Day's most memorable moments have been provided by MTV's Video Music Awards. The California rockers not only earned the 1998 Best Alternative Video Award for (Good Riddance) Time of Your Life, but swept the MTV awards show in 2005 with American Idiot winning seven of the eight awards Green Day was nominated for! American Idiot has since been certified quadruple platinum, having sold over eight million copies internationally.
Green Day's American Idiot is an aggressive rock opera which became a surprise success – not only topping charts all over the world and becoming a multi-platinum Grammy winner, but also easily considered to be the best reviewed album of their career. Green Day basked in the glow of the album's success by hitting numerous award shows and performing as part of Live 8 in July of 2005, before releasing Bullet in a Bible – a concert album documenting the trio's huge Idiot live show – in the fall of that same year.
Having regained their popularity and commercial viability, Green Day chose to take on several smaller projects before making a return to the recording studio; they contributed a cover of John Lennon's Working Class Hero to the charity album Instant Karma, made a cameo appearance in The Simpsons Movie, and recorded an entire album of '60s-style rock-and-roll under the alias Foxboro Hot Tubs.
While presenting an award at the 2009 Grammy Awards early in the year, Green Day announced their upcoming release of their eighth album, 21st Century Breakdown, another ambitious punk rock opera which had been recorded with veteran producer Butch Vig. In May of 2009, 21st Century Breakdown was released, and seemed to pick up right where American Idiot left off – a commercial success, selling over 215,000 copies in its first three days of sales.
This band has obviously sold a ton of records, but even if you do not own one of their many recordings, you have most likely seen them keeping it real on Saturday Night Live or MTV's Total Request Live. Either way, live and in person is a completely different experience, so check for local tour dates and get your Green Day concert tickets right away.