Green Day's UK shows 'could last four hours'

Plus Billie Joe Armstrong admits to being 'terrified' about playing live

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has suggested that his band's forthcoming UK arena tour, set to kick off in October, could last up to four hours long.

The frontman told Rolling Stone that the band were inspired to match lengthy gigger Bruce Springsteen for their forthcoming shows. He also admitted to suffering from nerves when he played material from the band's new album, '21st Century Breakdown', for the first time.

He said the shows could last "anywhere from two to four hours long. We want to give Springsteen a run for his money. I think his longest show is maybe five hours, I think Green Day's got six!"

Speaking about Green Day's recent series of gigs in their native Bay Area by San Francisco, Armstrong admitted to being "terrified" of playing the new songs.

"It was terrifying, especially when you're playing all brand new songs from start to finish," he said. "It's kind of like playing your first gig all over again. It's about making your own memories before someone makes them for you."

Green Day's new album '21st Century Breakdown' was released on Friday (May 15).

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