Green Day's 'American Idiot' musical to tour UK and Ireland in 2012

Musical will visit eight cities during a three-month long tour

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Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
Green Day's American Idiot musical will tour the UK in late 2012.

The musical, which finished a lengthy run at St James Theater on Broadway earlier this year, will visit eight cities on a tour that begins in October 2012.

The tour starts at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on October 9 and runs until early December, with a final week-long run at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo. The musical will also have a two-week long stint at Manchester's Palace Theatre.

The show is based around songs from Green Day's last two studio albums 'American Idiot' and '21st Century Breakdown'. A feature film version of the musical, which is being produced by Tom Hanks, is currently in development.

'American Idiot' will visit:

Southampton Mayflower Theatre (October 9 - 13)
Cardiff Millennium Centre (15 - 20)
Edinburgh Playhouse (22 - 27)
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (29 - November 3)
Dublin Grand Canal Theatre (5 - 10)
Manchester Palace Theatre (12 - 24)
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre (26 - 30)
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (December 3 - 8)

Tickets will go onsale next Friday (December 9) at 10am (GMT). To check the availability of Green Day's American Idiot tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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