• > Home
  • > News
  • > Green Day Nominated for Three Tonys
  • Green Day Nominated for Three Tonys

    Wed, 05 May 2010 09:55:34

    Green Day Nominated for Three Tonys  - <i>American Idiot</i> is a certified Broadway hit

    Green Day Photos

    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Mike Dirnt, bassist and back-up vocalist with US punk rock band, Green Day, plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.

    more green day photos »

    Green Day Videos

    • Green Day - American Idiot
    • Green Day - X-Kid

    more green day videos »

    If there ever was a reason that served to negate Green Day's punk rock status, it's this news. The band was nominated for three Tony Awards for the musical version of American Idiot. Sure, the band kissed the last vestiges of punk rock and the indie world goodbye many, many, many records sold ago, but I've always held a special place in my heart for these guys. But these Tony nominations yank any former non-mainstream cred Green Day had away. But that's not to say we won't congratulate the guys for this accolade because it is impressive, indie snobbery aside.

    The musical American Idiot was nominated for the following categories: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. Fela!, which was produced by a multitude of musicians including Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Will Smith, received a leading 11 Tony nominations, including Best Musical as well.

    Were you a fan of Green Day's Dookie and "When I Come Around?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.05.10




    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Green Day

    Tags: Green Day

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart