UPDATE 2/11/16: Auditions for Green Day’s American Idiot musical are now open.
UPDATE 24/10/16: Green Day’s American Idiot musical has officially announced its debut Australian run.
ORIGINAL STORY: Prepare for a subliminal mindfuck Australia, because it looks like Green Day‘s acclaimed American Idiot musical will be making its way to our shores some time soon.
What tipped us off?
A mysterious new Aussie-based website dubbed americanidiotlive.com.au has just appeared online, sporting the official American Idiot artwork together with a countdown clock ticking away the seconds until some kind of explosive revelation takes place, in just under four days’ time:
To boot, Music Feeds have just been served the following not-so-cryptic teaser in an email from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC):
Yep. Some shit is definitely about to go down, and it couldn’t be happening at a more appropriate time, with September ending and Green Day resultantly waking up to take Aussie fans by storm.
Not only have the punk veterans just dropped their new album Revolution Radio into our laps and announced a 2017 Australian arena tour in its honour, their angst ridden rock opera American Idiot has just been confirmed to be getting the movie treatment, with HBO officially signing on to bring it to our cinema screens.
And now, it looks set to hit our stages as well.
Green Day’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning American Idiot musical has garnered rave reviews since it opened on Broadway back in 2010, with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong himself flexing his acting chops in the lead role of St Jimmy for a brief spell (he’s set to play the same character in the movie version too).
The musical has been performed across the likes of the UK, Ireland, Japan and Canada, and is set to hit Brazil (and probably Australia) next year. So everybody do the propaganda, and sing along to the age of paranoia, while we keep you posted on more news about the potential impending Aussie debut of American Idiot: The Musical as it develops.
Watch: ‘American Idiot’ [Broadway Preview]