AMERICAN Idiot, the smash Broadway musical based mostly on the music of punk band Green Day, is headed to Adelaide.
And to make certain there’ll be loads of actual rock ’n’ roll spirit in the present, Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson has been given a number one position.
Despite spending 20 years belting out hits like Chemical Heart and Lost Control fronting the Grinners, Jamieson stated he had a lot to be taught earlier than he might play his character of St Jimmy.
“Everything you do in a rock band is improvised, but what you’re doing on stage requires discipline,” the 40-year-old singer stated.
“It’s a different kind of euphoria to playing rock ’n’ roll, but it’s a euphoria nonetheless.”
Jamieson stated American Idiot, which tells the story of three teenage associates and their need to escape the nihilism of Middle America, was maybe much more related now than it was when Green Day wrote launched the album it’s based mostly on 13 years in the past.
“Look, I don’t want to blow any more hot air into the hot air balloon that’s rising in the States at the moment — and I definitely don’t want to mention the ‘T word’ because he gets more than enough publicity — but yes, this musical is particularly poignant at the moment,” he stated.
Phoebe Panaretos, whose flip as Whatsername in the Queensland run of American Idiot earned her a Helpmann Award, will reprise her position alongside Jamieson.
American Idiot, Her Majesty’s Theatre, January 19-28, 2018. Tickets on sale from tomorrow at bass.internet.au or on 131 246