Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ musical extends its UK tour – ticket details

Musical adds another week in London to its three-month long tour

Green Day‘s American Idiot musical has added an extra week of performances to its UK tour.

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

The tour starts at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on October 9 and was due to run until December 8, after a final week-long stint at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

However, the show’s producers have now added another week of performances at the London venue, meaning the show will now finish its spell at the venue on December 16.

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 now 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 – 16)

Tickets for seven further performances at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo go onsale on Friday (January 27) at 9am (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.