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April 20, 2011 09:00 ET

TicketNetwork Advisory -- American Idiot Leaving Broadway, Hitting the Road

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - American Idiot only has 6 shows remaining in its Broadway stint, as Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong helps finish out a successful year-long run for the musical.

The Broadway production opened on April 20, 2010, after 27 previews. Ticket sales have been steady throughout the year, except when Armstrong has headlined the show, during which time sales skyrocketed as audiences clamored to see the man behind the music. Tickets for shows that headlined Armstrong sold for an average of $162.58, while the shows without him had an average sold price of $127.14.* American Idiot is closing almost exactly a year after it opened, on April 24, 2011, after a total of 421 regular performances.

Those who missed the show on Broadway are not out of luck, however, as American Idiot is launching a national tour this fall. A full list of dates and cities has yet to be announced, but so far the tour is heading to Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Tempe, AZ; Costa Mesa, CA; and Seattle, WA.

According to data from the TicketNetwork exchange*, the average price for remaining American Idiot tickets on Broadway is $308.16. Meanwhile, the average ticket price for the five tour cities on sale so far is $156.66.

*As of 4/18/2011 2:00 p.m. EDT. Prices may fluctuate based on market demand.

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