Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins coming to AmFam Field
According to my very light internet sleuthing, Green Day have played Milwaukee 14 times since 1993. I’m skeptical of that number considering how often the legendary trio seem to stop in Brew City, although I’m quite certain it’ll grow by one when they take to American Family Field on Aug. 24 along with a lineup of heavy hitters well-suited for the venue.
“The Saviors Tour” puts Green Day at the top of the bill, but ticket-holders will want to arrive nice and early for the undercard of The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and The Linda Lindas.
The stadium show will mark the second trip to Milwaukee in a little more than a year for Green Day, who headlined day one of the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival this past July. Two of the three other acts in the lineup are pretty familiar with the city as well, with The Linda Lindas here in August to support Paramore and The Smashing Pumpkins visiting Fiserv Forum in October 2022.
By the time that merry band of bands rolls into town, Green Day will have the freshest album of the bunch — their 14th studio LP, Saviors, which is due out Jan. 19. Fellow punk rockers Rancid beat them to the punch by a couple months with Tomorrow Never Comes (released this past June), while The Smashing Pumpkins put out the final installment of their ambitious Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts in May. The Linda Lindas’ last album effort was 2022’s Growing Up, although they did drop singles “Too Many Things” and “Resolution/Revolution” earlier this year.
That’s a lot of musical bang for your buck, which you can fork over for tickets starting with a series of presales — the first of which is a Green Day mailing list presale at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 8 — followed by the general sale at 10 a.m. next Friday, Nov. 10. You can pick up those tickets online via Ticketmaster or at the American Family Field box office.