LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Reprise Records)
Green Day is currently in the studio recording three albums - a trilogy entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! - that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday, September
25th, 2012; Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 and Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, respectively. The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning 21stCentury Breakdown, and are being produced by the band's long-time producer Rob Cavallo. ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! are being recorded in their hometown of Oakland, CA.
"We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming," said the members of Green Day. "Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day
on all emotional levels. We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic as f***!"
is scheduled to play several music festivals this summer. Confirmed dates are listed below with more to be added.
18th Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic 2012
19th Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic 2012
26th Paris, France Rock en Seine 2012
1st Konstanz, Germany Rock am See 2012
2nd Bologna, Italy I-Day Festival
is vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool.
were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley.
Though they had already released two albums (1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), the band truly announced its arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music
Over the years, Green Day
continued to top the charts with the subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod, and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day
into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day
released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold "Know Your Enemy," which was the first song ever to top Billboard's Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum "21 Guns," which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music
Awards including Best Rock Video.
also took home an American Music
Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music
Artist. Later that year, Green Day
collaborated with the Tony Award-winning director of Spring
Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley
Repertory Theatre in September
2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James
Theatre and won two Tony Awards.
The North American Tour of the stage musical is currently touring North America and will launch in the United Kingdom later this year.