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Green Day Tour to feature gallery of international artists at each venue

July 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Green Day have a special treat in store for fans attending their U.S. tour this summer. A roving art gallery will be set up at each venue to display work by a collection of eclectic artists from around the world, each of whom has been asked to create an original piece inspired by a track on Green Day’s new album 21st Century Breakdown.

The show is curated by New York-based stencil artist and die-hard punk-rock fan Logan Hicks, whose portraits of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt will also be on display. A passionate art and music lover, Hicks has assembled an impressive group of noted artists — including world-renowned New York-based painter Ron English, Amsterdam-based street artists The London Police, French stencil artist C215, and British illustrator Will Barras — to show the connection between music and art.

“We are really excited to be touring with this incredible show,” says Armstrong. “Seeing the pieces that our new album has inspired is very exciting. Many of the artists Logan has chosen show their work on the street, and we feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression. We think the fans coming out to see us on the road will love it.”

Please visit  http://www.greenday.com/ for tour info including cities, venues, and ticket on-sale dates.

Below is a list of artists featured in the show:

Artist                          Track                                                 Artist Website
Broken Crow             “Song of the Century”                         http://www.brokencrow.com/
Ron English                “21st Century Breakdown”                  http://www.popaganda.com/
London Police   “Know Your Enemy”                          http://www.thelondonpolice.com/
C215                         “Viva La Gloria!”                                http://c.215.free.fr/
Dabs/Myla                 “Before the Lobotomy”                       http://www.dabsmyla.com/
Meggs                        “Christian’s Inferno”                            http://www.houseofmeggs.com/
Lucamaleonte      “Last Night On Earth”                http://lucamaleonte.blogspot.com/
Chris Stain                  “East Jesus Nowhere”                        http://www.chrisstain.com/
M-City                       “Peacemaker”                                    http://www.m-city.org/
Eelus                          “Last of the American Girls”                http://eelus.com/
Adam5100                 “Murder City”                                    http://www.adam5100.com/
Will Barras                 “Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)               http://www.willbarras.com/
Peat Wollaeger           “Restless Heart Syndrome”                 http://www.stensoul.com/
Sixten             “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”  http://www.thismachinekills.com/
Sadhu                         “The Static Age”                                www.myspace.com/sadhu1
Pisa 73                        “21 Guns”                                         http://www.pisa73.com/
Jeremiah Garcia           “American Eulogy”                            http://www.n10z.com/
Component                  “See The Light”                                http://www.component.co.nz/
Logan Hicks                 Portraits of Green Day                     http://www.loganhicks.com/
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