Green Day announce first-ever South African shows

Green Day will be heading to South Africa – for the first time ever – early next year for Calabash, and they’ll be joined by The Offspring.

Green Day announce first-ever South African shows
Emily Carter
Alice Baxley

They’re going to be on the road a whole lot this year, but Green Day are also already booking shows in 2025!

The band have just announced their first-ever shows in South Africa for next January, headlining Calabash at Johennesburg’s FNB Stadium on January 19, and Cape Town’s DHL Stadium on January 23. They’ll be joined on the line-up by subheadliners The Offspring, and local rock band Fokofpolisiekar.

Before that, of course, we’ve got The Saviors Tour to look forward to throughout 2024, with Green Day playing both Dookie and American Idiot in full (and hopefully lots of stuff from latest album Saviors, too).

“We’re excited,” bassist Mike Dirnt told Kerrang!. “I’m excited about the fact that people are excited about Dookie and American Idiot’s anniversaries. I mean, the fact that we’re launching a new record at the same time as those albums having their anniversaries is a strange anomaly, but also really awesome. And it gives us an opportunity to put together one hell of a show. We can deviate from it – we can do whatever we want to do – but, man, there’s a lot of friggin’ fun songs to play!”

Catch Green Day at the following dates this year – get your tickets now.


30 Monte do Gozo, Spain – O Son do Camino


1 Madrid Spain – Road to Rio Babel
5 Lyon Decines – LDLC Arena - with The Interrupters
7 Nurnberg Germany – Rock im Park
8 Nurburgring Germany – Rock am Ring
10 Berlin Germany – Waldbühne
11 Hamburg Germany – Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
15 Interlaken Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
16 Milan Italy – I Days - Hippodrome La Maura
18 Paris France – Accor Arena
19 Arnhem Netherlands – GelreDome
21 Manchester UK – Emirates Old Trafford
23 Isle of Wight UK – Isle of Wight Festival
25 Glasgow UK – Bellahouston Park
27 Dublin Ireland – Marlay Park
29 London UK – Wembley Stadium


29 Washington, DC – Nationals Park


1 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
3 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
5 New York, NY – Citi Field
7 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
9 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
10 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
13 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
15 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
17 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
20 Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheatre
22 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
24 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
26 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
28 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
30 Nashville, TN – Geodis Park


1 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
4 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
7 Denver, CO – Coors Field
10 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
11 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
14 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
18 Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
23 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
25 Portland, OR – Providence Park
28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

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