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American Idiot heads out on 10th anniversary tour

The Green Day musical will open its new tour in January 2019

The West End production of We Will Rock You
The West End production of We Will Rock You
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The UK production of American Idiot is to head out on a tenth anniversary UK tour in January 2019.

The show, which is produced by Selladoor and directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, will open in previews at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable on 17 January before opening at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on 24 January.

The piece features music from American rock band Green Day and won two Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.

The show won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production in 2013 and ran at the Arts Theatre in 2016.

American Idiot tells of three boyhood friends trying to find meaning in a post 9/11 world. Songs included in the show are "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "21 Guns", "Holiday" and "American Idiot".

Casting is yet to be announced.

American Idiot begins touring at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable on 17 January 2019 before touring to Southampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Blackpool and more.

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