By Mike Sembos
12:50 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
Green Day hails from the East Bay, formed in 1987 in one of the most explosive punk scenes there ever was, centered around the 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, Cailfornia. And then they got really famous. Unfortunately, the scene they burst out of frowned upon such things and gave them a hard time about it, causing some hometown drama. They countered the protesting by getting even huger. They sold 75 million records. A couple of years ago they even scored a hit Broadway show, American Idiot. A few months ago, Billie Joe Armstrong got drunk, freaked out and talked shit on stage at some lame music festival in Vegas. We didn't really mind, but he went to rehab anyway, and their tour was postponed. The Mohegan Sun show was rescheduled for this Saturday, and we don't care about the apologies so much as that they still play catchy pop punk songs we can shamelessly jump around to.
Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. Sat., April 6, 8 p.m. $42-$62. (888) 226-7711. mohegansun.com.
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