Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading to New Zealand together for the first time ever on The Hella Mega Tour.
The Australasian leg of the tour kicks off on November 8 in Melbourne followed by dates in Sydney and Brisbane.
Both South and North Island New Zealand fans will get to experience this triple bill with shows in Dunedin at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, November 20 and Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Sunday, November 22.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 11am (local time) on Friday, February 14.
The Green Day webstore and Fall Out Boy and Weezer fan pre-sales, commence at 9am on Monday February 10, concluding at 9am on Tuesday February 11.
The Green Day fan pre-sale commences at 10am on Monday February 10, concluding at 9am on Tuesday February 11.
Vodafone customers can be among the first to secure tickets during the Vodafone pre-sale starting at 10am Tuesday, February 11 until 10am Thursday, February 13. Vodafone customers go to vodafone.co.nz/music.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 11am on Thursday February 13, concluding at 10am on Friday February 14.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.co.nz.
Special guest across all dates is New Zealand guitar pop band, The Beths.
The global tour commences on June 13, 2020 in Paris and will visit cities across Europe, the UK and North America.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day have today released their thirteenth studio album Father Of All… on Reprise / Warner Music New Zealand.
Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams.
Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles.
Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn't seem to be changing.”
In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It's exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock'n'roll band in the 21st century.”
Throughout their career, Green Day have had ongoing New Zealand chart success and gold and platinum accreditations for many of their releases with #1 positions for Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown and their last album Revolution Radio. Albums American Idiot and Uno! both peaked at #2 and Insomniac at #5. The band have a cumulative total of over 18 x platinum albums across their catalogue in New Zealand alone.
In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim and now they’re taking the world stage once again with their new album and Hella Mega global stadium tour. Download / stream / buy the album Father Of All… here.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy recently released their album Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two, via Island Records/UMA. Download / stream / buy here.
Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album.
Fall Out Boy have sold a staggering 660,000 albums and had 66 million streams in New Zealand. Watch the video for current single ‘Bob Dylan’ here.