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Arts and Entertainment

Green Day @ Verizon Amphitheater, 08/31/10

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As hard as it may be to believe, punk rockers Green Day have been around for over two decades. Since their rise to prominence in the early 90's and onward, their sound grew to define a generation and with each change in the soundscape and musical environment they have not just survived but thrived. Their latest round of success is no different as they are riding the wave of last year's smash release 21st Century Breakdown and the current Broadway adaptation of 2004's American Idiot. As they wind down nearly two years of constant touring and sold out venues worldwide, Billie Joe Armstrong and Co. made sure that Southern California and the greater Los Angeles Area (ok it was really the OC) were treated to one more of their patented rock and roll extravaganzas.