Green Day are returning to the UK as they announce new tour dates


Punk band Green Day have announced their first tour dates in the UK in three years.

The American Idiot rockers will play three arena shows in the UK in February 2017, following a number of dates across Europe.

Green Day will play Leeds' First Direct Arena on February 5, before heading to the Manchester Arena on February 6 and London's O2 Arena on February 8.

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The last time the band, fronted by lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, performed in the UK was in 2013 at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

The announcement comes ahead the release of Green Day's 12th studio album Revolution Radio, which is available to buy from October 7.

The record's lead single Bang Bang, based on the culture of mass shooting in America, was previously released to a warm critical reception from fans.

Green Day was formed by Billie Joe in the mid-1980s along with bassist Mike Dirnt.

Over the past three decades, they have achieved global success, with two UK number one albums as well as five Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards among many other accolades.

Tickets for their European tour dates go on sale on September 9.

Green Day's European tour dates in 2017:

Turin, Palapitour - January 10
Firenze, Mandela Forum - January 11
Bolonga, Unipol - January 13
Milan, Forum - January 14
Zurich, Hallenstadion - January 16
Mannheim, SAP Arena - January 18
Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena - January 19
Oslo, Spektrum - January 25
Stockholm, Globe - January 27
Cologne, Lanxesse Arena - January 30
Amsterdam, Ziggo - January 31
Paris, Bercy - February 3
Leeds, First Direct Arena - February 5
Manchester, Manchester Arena - February 6
London, O2 Arena - February 8