Green Day

It seems like most folks around these parts who knew Green Day way back when have fond memories of an earnest punk band that was perfectly happy playing for 20 people in podunk house venues. Now that the group is staging Broadway productions and writing concept albums with more bloated movements than Weezer’s red album, it’s reassuring to think that the three — er, six — fellows behind the mascara are really just kids at heart who relish the opportunity to squirt their audience with Super Soakers. Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown may be its most serious effort to date, but the accompanying tour is guaranteed to be a big, silly party.

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