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Green Day to Kick Off Post-Rehab Return With SXSW Show and Screening

'Broadway Idiot' and '¡Quatro!' docs to play in Austin

Green Day kicked off the new year with some good news for a change. After the Bay Area punx’ massive ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! arena tour was nixed due to Billie Joe Armstrong’s Las Vegas meltdown and subsequent rehab enrollment, they announced that “the show must go on.” But with their 33-stop trek across North America and Europe picking up at the end of March, the band’s got some time to kill, so why not head to Austin?

On March 15, Green Day will perform at the Moody Theatre in conjunction with South By Southwest 2013. Earlier that same day as part of the music, film, and interactive festival, the boys are planning a double-feature screening at the nearby Paramount Theatre: the world premiere of the Broadway Idiot movie, following American Idiot’s journey to the stage, and a showing of ¡Quatro!, which documents the making of the album trilogy.

That’ll be a Longview indeed. Let’s hope nobody gets bored: