Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

May 04, 2009 10:18 ET

Green Day Visits Scotiabank Place on July 17

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - GREEN DAY

FRIDAY, JULY 17

SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA

Doors: 7 p.m.

Showtime: 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale Saturday, May 9 @ 10 a.m.

Order online at www.capitaltickets.ca or www.livenation.com

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices are $42.50, $59.50; General Admission Floor & Reserved Seating Stands (plus FMF and service charges).

Reprise Records' Grammy®Award winning rock band Green Day have announced that they will hit the road for their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years beginning July 3 in Seattle, Wash. The first leg of the tour will cross North America through the summer and will conclude in Los Angeles on August 25.

Green Day are touring in support of their long-awaited eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released globally by Reprise Records/Warner Music Canada on Friday, May 15. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording 21st Century Breakdown since early 2006 with producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins). The first single, "Know Your Enemy" is at radio and digital retailers now.

Green Day recently performed 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety during a series of warm-up club shows for hometown fans in the Bay Area. In its review of a show at Oakland's Fox Theater, Rolling Stone commented that the band, augmented by guitarists Jason White and Jeff Matika, and keyboardist Jason Freese, had the "Quadrophenia-like hang of 21st Century Breakdown's classic rock melodies and lifetime-punk drive down solid" and that the album is "rock opera in which the rock always comes first." "21st Century Breakdown is Green Day's best album," the reviewer concluded, "and at the Fox, they proved that the rock opera can be as punk as a Clash 45."

21st Century Breakdown is Green Day's first studio album since 2004's two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

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