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December 08, 2010 10:00 ET

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Billie Joe Armstrong Returns to American Idiot

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is poised to take over the lead role in American Idiot on Broadway for 50 shows beginning January 1, 2011. He took over the role of St. Jimmy for a brief period once before when current star Tony Vincent had to leave the show suddenly due to a family matter. Vincent's run as St. Jimmy ends December 30.

American Idiot tickets for the dates featuring Billie Joe Armstrong (Jan. 1-9, Jan. 18-30 and Feb. 10-27) have a higher average ticket price than those without him, according to TicketNetwork data at the time of this release.* The average ticket price for shows without Armstrong through the end of February is $155, while the average ticket price for shows featuring Billie Joe is $182.

American Idiot is based on the Green Day album of the same name and features a group of young Americans as they try to find their places in a post-9/11 world. The plot follows three best friends, Johnny (aka St. Jimmy), Will, and Tunny, as they experience war, an unwanted pregnancy, drug abuse, and more.

*As of 12/6/2010 11:30 a.m. EST. Prices may fluctuate based on market demand.

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