Green Day stage 'art' exhibition

By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

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Green Day begin their forthcoming UK tour in Glasgow

Green Day are to exhibit a collection of art inspired by the music on their most recent album in London later this month.

21st Century Breakdown - The Art Of Rock is a group of 21 pieces of original work commissioned by the band.

The exhibition, which coincides with the Californian band' s forthcoming UK arena tour, begins on 23 October at London's Stolen Space Gallery before concluding on 1 November.

Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said: "We feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression; we think the fans coming out will love it."

Hicks experience

The collection is curated by stencil artist Logan Hicks who appeared in Banksy's Cans Festival in London last year.

The show features contributions from a number of international artists including Ron English, The London Police and C215.

Hicks said: "I chose artists whom I felt had a similar visual approach to art as Green Day does to its music."

The trio's UK arena tour begins on 19 October at Glasgow's SECC.

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