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Green Day to Present First-Ever Show In Middle East on January 27

Tue 07 May 2024 | 07:37 AM
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American rock band Green Day will make their Middle East debut performance at Expo City Dubai on January 27.

The event is held in a purpose-built open-air concert venue that will host up to 30,000 people.

Supporting the American Grammy Award-winning band are fellow California punk veterans, The Offspring.

The gig comes at a time when Green Day is at a resonant period of the band's career with the current world tour celebrating a trio of releases, past and present having recently released their new album, "Saviours", the 20th anniversary of blockbuster album American Idiot and the 30-year release of their breakout album, Dookie.

While the latter albums feature some of their biggest and enduring hits such as Holiday, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Longview", and "Saviours", channels the spirit of these classic recordings with its string of punchy punk-pop missives and topical subject matter.

“We are pumped to perform in the Middle East for the very first time, we have so many loyal fans all around the world, and we can’t wait to rock with them in the Middle East in the New Year,” the band said.

Also making their regional debut is The Offspring, who come to Dubai with their own share of history. 

Last month, the band marked the 30th anniversary of their seminal third album "Smash", which featured early hits "Come Out and Play" and "Self Esteem". 

They are also known for the 1998 hit "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)".

The 30 million combined sales of The Offspring's Smash and Green Day's Dookie (released two months prior) helped set the scene for the wave of pop-punk bands to come such as Blink-182 and Good Charlotte.