Billie Joe Armstrong with the national tour company of American Idiot
(Courtesy of the company)
Billie Joe Armstrong with the national tour company of American Idiot
(Courtesy of the company)

Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong made a surprise visit to the first national touring company of American Idiot, on Sunday, June 3 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

American Idiot, which follows a group of working-class characters, is directed by Michael Mayer, who co-wrote the musical's book with Armstrong.

Van Hughes stars as Johnny, the role in which he concluded American Idiot's Broadway run, along with Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl.

The touring cast also includes Talia Aaron, Krystina Alabado, Gabriel Antonacci, Larkin Bogan, Jennifer Bowles, Matt DeAngelis, Dan Gleason, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tommy McDowell, Jillian Mueller, Jarran Muse, Vince Oddo, and Okieriete Onaodowan.

Click here for more information on the tour and American Idiot tickets.