Green Day Supports Greenpeace

Feature story - August 29, 2005
In the mid 1990s, grunge ruled the music world. But one band managed to single-handedly revive the punk rock scene with its breakthrough album Dookie. Green Day has come a long way since those days. They’re a little older, a little wiser and they’re a helluva lot more outspoken.

Green Day tours its hit album "American Idiot."

Millions of fans are buying, downloading and listening to Green Day's latest album, American Idiot.  The album is bold and visionary, communicating a range of emotions through the album's namesake protagonist that relates directly to the current cultural and political scene in this country.  For the second time in their career, their record has hit number one. So it was no surprise when the group took home the Viewers Choice Award for American Idiot. But it's not just teenagers and 20-somethings that are rallying around the group's sound and politics. Critics are cheering the group's latest release, and on August 28, Green Day won seven awards at the Video Music Awards.

The band is now touring all across America and we're at each and every venue with them.  No, we're not groupies!  The band has provided us with the opportunity to set up tables at their concerts where we can recruit new supporters and encourage people to take action.

This isn't the first time that Green Day has helped us further our efforts.  We've accompanied them on previous tours over the years.  In addition, the band has starred in public service announcements on our behalf, donated songs to help us promote our issues and provided signed memorabilia for us to use as fundraising items.

If you plan on seeing Green Day this fall, stop by our table to get involved.  To see a list of concert dates and venues (and everything else you could ever want to know) visit their Web site at www.greenday.com

Hear what the Critics have to Say:

"In its musical muscle and sweeping, politically charged narrative, it's something of a masterpiece, and one of the few - if not the only - records of 2004 to convey what it feels like to live in the strange, bewildering America of the early 2000s." --All Music Guide

"Not only does it contain Green Day's finest songs (and choruses) to date... but it also scratches at the surface of political dissatisfaction with nails sharp enough to leave a nasty scar." --Dot Music

"American Idiot screams at us to do something, anything - a wake-up call from those were once shared our apathy." --Pitchfork

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