Green Day tickets have been available for several years, but it seems like just yesterday that this totally unique band burst onto the scene with their refreshing punk sound and speedy delivery. Green Day has moved from new and popular act to a band thats as recognizable as any in the world, and their powerful delivery remains a signature of their overall persona. A look at their history may help to explain how theyve achieved such a lofty status in the music world.
Growing up in the East Bay region of Northern California, childhood friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt were always in love with the punk rock music scene. They would endlessly play records together from scores of bands, but one common thread existed among all their choices – punk rock was the rage, and the faster the band, the more these two future rockers enjoyed the sound.
The pair formed their own band in 1986 when each was 14 years old, and they even got their first gig in 1989 at Rod’s Hickory Pit in Vallejo, California, where Armstrongs mother worked. At the time, the band was called Sweet Children, and they actually enjoyed a modicum of success...