Green Day traveling art show
Image by Logan Hicks
I organized an art show for Green Day and their recently released 21st century breakdown album. Below is the official press release for it.
GREEN DAY’S UPCOMING U.S. TOUR TO FEATURE A ROVING GALLERY SHOW OF INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AT EACH VENUE
ARTISTS SUCH AS RON ENGLISH, THE LONDON POLICE, AND C215 CREATED WORK INSPIRED BY EACH TRACK ON BAND’S LATEST ALBUM 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN
DATELINE – Burbank, CA – Green Day have a special treat in store for fans attending their U.S. tour this summer. A roving art gallery will be set up at each venue to display work by a collection of eclectic artists from around the world, each of whom has been asked to create an original piece inspired by a track on Green Day’s new album 21st Century Breakdown.
The show is curated by New York-based stencil artist and die-hard punk-rock fan Logan Hicks, whose portraits of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt will also be on display. A passionate art and music lover, Hicks has assembled an impressive group of noted artists – including world-renowned New York-based painter Ron English, Amsterdam-based street artists The London Police, French stencil artist C215, and British illustrator Will Barras – to show the connection between music and art.
"I chose artists whom I felt had a similar visual approach to art as Green Day does to its music," Hicks says. "Although most of the artists represented are well-established in their careers, they embrace the same emotional rawness with their art, which speaks from the heart and swings with the fist. Their subject matter is struggle and injustice-they shoot from the hip and their art is their weapon."
"We are really excited to be touring with this incredible show," says Armstrong. "Seeing the pieces that our new album has inspired is very exciting. Many of the artists Logan has chosen show their work on the street, and we feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression. We think the fans coming out to see us on the road will love it."
Green Day’s 2009 trek is the band’s first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years. The tour begins July 3rd at Seattle’s Key Arena and will cross North America through the summer, including a July 27th stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, before finishing up with a show at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 25th. Please visit www.greenday.com for all cities, venues, and ticket on-sale dates.
Below is a list of artists featured in the show:
Artist Track Artist Website
Broken Crow "Song of the Century" www.brokencrow.com
Ron English "21st Century Breakdown" www.popaganda.com
London Police "Know Your Enemy" www.thelondonpolice.com
C215 "Viva La Gloria!" www.myspace.com/c215
Dabs/Myla "Before the Lobotomy" www.dabsmyla.com
Meggs "Christian’s Inferno" www.houseofmeggs.com
Lucamaleonte "Last Night On Earth" www.lucamaleonte.blogspot.com
Chris Stain "East Jesus Nowhere" www.chrisstain.com
M-City "Peacemaker" www.m-city.org
Eelus "Last of the American Girls" www.eelus.com
Adam5100 "Murder City" www.adam5100.com
Will Barras "Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl) www.willbarras.com
Peat Wollaeger "Restless Heart Syndrome" www.stensoul.com
Sixten "Horseshoes and Handgrenades" www.thismachinekills.com
Sadhu "The Static Age" www.myspace.com/sadhu1
Pisa 73 "21 Guns" www.pisa73.com
Jeremiah Garcia "American Eulogy" www.n10z.com
Component "See The Light" www.component.co.nz
Logan Hicks Portraits of Green Day www.loganhicks.com