A ground-breaking, Tony award-winning rock musical is playing at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, this week.

“Green Day’s American Idiot” has returned to the theatre as part of a special 10th anniversary tour.

Featuring the music of punk-pop and multi Grammy award-winning band Green Day, the show runs until Saturday.

This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current, particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform.

The musical’s hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.

Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

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Leading the cast is: Waterloo Road’s Tom Milner as Johnny; 2013’s X Factor third place runner-up Luke Friend as St Jimmy; and 2016 X Factor finalist Sam Lavery as Whatsername

Winner of two Tony awards and the 2010 Grammy award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world.

The show, which premiered in December 2009 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.

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