World-renowned Green Day tribute set for Carlisle return
THE official Green Day tribute band will be headlining a live show in Cumbria next weekend.
Green Date return to Carlisle to headline at Club Rock on Saturday June 24 - five years after playing the Sands Centre in the city.
The intimate show sees them running through the Californian punks' impressive back catalogue, joined by a local act in support.
Formed in early 2004, the formation of Green Date pre-dates the world shaking arrival of the hit album American Idiot, and the never to be forgotten Bullet in a Bible tour.
In that time, Green Date have grown from strength to strength, performing their own mammoth gigs up to two hours in length.
Based in Nottinghamshire, the four-piece band - replicating Green Day's live line-up - are renowned as one of the finest tribute acts in existence, displaying their talents to fans all over the world, including shows in locations such as India, Dubai and even Las Vegas, where 50,000 Green Day fans attended.
Now well established in the nation's punk circle, the members of Green Date are all gifted musicians in their own right. However the passion and creative edge that comes across in their live shows derives from their collective love of the band they so closely emulate.
The show's promoter, Ryan Devlin of Target Rock, says: "The last time Green Date were in Carlisle was around five years ago when they played the Sands Centre - I was there that night and it was the closest thing you'll ever experience to Green Day without paying £50 a ticket.
"When I had the opportunity to bring the band back to Carlisle I jumped at the chance, being a huge Green Day fan myself, and getting to see the next best thing in such an intimate setting will be a very fun night indeed.
"Green Date play all the hits from the entire back catalogue, so if you've been a fan of Green Day since day one, or are just getting into them now with their latest albums, there will be something in there for everyone.
"We are bringing some of the best tribute bands around to Club Rock in 2017 and Green Date are the start of a long run of fantastic rock nights coming to Carlisle this year.
"The guys in Green Date have been doing this for 14 years now, they are one of the best tribute bands in the world and are fully endorsed by Green Day themselves - to bring them to Club Rock is very exciting, and it's exciting for the local rock community who are in for a real treat."
Expect to hear the instantly recognisable Green Day classics, such as Basket Case, When I Come Around, and American Idiot.
Support comes from local punk scene favourites, No Thrills.