If you can clear the clutter of a billion girls wanting to throw their panties at Green Day, you'll find one thing for certain: Those three Oakland, California pretty-boy punks have come a very long way from their 1987 EP Sweet Children. And it can't get any sweeter than winning high honors with American Idiot, which was made in the fine tradition of the Who's Tommy, after overcoming a few okay records and several failed romances. Did the industry finally unclog its ass and reward genius? Come and see for yourselves! The band kick-starts the American leg of its tour at the University of Miami Convocation Center Friday; tickets are way overpriced.