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Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, the band co-opted the drummer Tré Cool.
The band released their debut album, 39/Smooth, in 1990, and their second album, Kerplunk, in 1991. Their third album, Dookie, was released in 1994 and it was a breakout success, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.
The band’s fourth album, Insomniac, was released in 1995, and their fifth album, Nimrod, in 1997. Their sixth album, Warning, was released in 2000, and the band’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, in 2004.
The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, followed in 2009. A trilogy of albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, was released in 2012. In 2016, another studio album, Revolution Radio, was released.
Over time, the band released 12 studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, one soundtrack album, four video albums, ten extended plays, four box sets, forty-three singles, ten promotional singles and forty-four music videos.
Green Day sold over 85 million records worldwide, of which more than 24 million in the United States alone. The band won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown, and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording.
The festival brings to Milan some of the best-known artists of different music genres, spanning from rock to electronic dance music, jazz, blues, and much more.
Of the artists who performed in the past editions of the Milano Summer Festival, we can mention Marilyn Manson, Carlos Santana, Martin Garrix, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers, Alanis Morissette, Robert Plant, Metallica and KISS.
The San Siro Racetrack dates back to the 1920s, was renovated in 1975 and it can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts and equestrian sport, is located on the outskirts of Milano, in Piazzale dello Sport.
The closest Metro Station is San Siro Ippodromo, on the Metro Line M5, about 650 meters away or about 8 minutes on foot from the San Siro Racetrack.