Green Day announced their first concert in over a year this last week, and the show picked up a lot of press. Both for being Green Day's first show and the fact that it managed to sell out almost instantly. Here's a collection of some of those stories:

"GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE FIRST SHOW IN OVER A YEAR" - Kerrang
"Yep, it looks as though the punk-rock Godfathers are getting ready to make their return – following bassist Mike Dirnt’s words that Green Day are “gearing up to kick ass again” – with a show at Cleveland’s House Of Blues on April 16. The band will be performing there with special guest Jesse Malin, ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18. SWEET!"


"Green Day's special House of Blues show sells out in minutes" - Cleveland
"When Green Day announces an intimate show set just two days before the band is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you can bet it's a hot ticket.

Fans found that out Friday morning when tickets for Green Day's April 16 show at House of Blues sold out in a matter of minutes. The band announced the show at the roughly 1,200 seat venue earlier this week."


"Green Day Announce Live Return" - Billboard
"The one-off show will be Green Day’s first live outing since performing two gigs at South By Southwest festival March last year under the band’s long-running side project alias Foxboro Hot Tubs. "


"Green Day Will Play First Live Show in Over a Year Before Rock Hall Induction" - KROQ
"It’s been a while since anyone’s seen Green Day live, but that’s all about to change. The band announced they’ll be playing Cleveland’s House of Blues on April 16, two days before they’ll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."


Take this article from NME with a grain of salt. They claim the band might preview new songs, but as far as we can tell, that rumor is based on nothing concrete.
"Green Day announce live return to potentially preview new songs" - NME
"t’s thought Green Day may preview new material at the Cleveland show, which features support from Jesse Malin. In an Instagram post in November 2014, Billie Joe Armstrong hinted the band would release new songs in 2015, writing: “This is on my mind: #greenday2015 #TheFutureIsNow #greendayforever”."

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