21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN

Good News Dept: Green Day To Release Three Albums Over The Next Eight Months

Green Day put their humble beginnings to bed with the release of two epic concept albums that solidified themselves as one of the most essential contemporary American rock bands. But now, even the sprawl of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown is too confining for the boys from Berkeley, as they have announced that they will be releasing a trio of brand new albums between September and January.

“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,” the band said in a statement released by their publicist last night. “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.”

The albums will be titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!, the third eschewing the proper Spanish spelling of “three” in favor of a reference to drummer Tré Cool. They represent the first proper releases from the band since 2009. ¡Uno! will hit stores on September 25, with ¡Dos! following on November 13 and ¡Tre! hitting on January 15 2013. There’s no indication about what the new music might sound like, though fans in Japan, France, Germany, and Italy may be able to get a preview when the band plays festivals in those countries later this summer.

Source:EW

Green Day To Release Live Album On March 22, 2011

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Multi-platinum rock band Green Day will release a brand-new live album, entitled Awesome As Fuck, on March 22nd, 2011, on Reprise Records. The set, which includes a CD plus bonus DVD, features explosive performances captured during the band’s 2009-2010 World Tour in support of their Grammy®Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown. Watch a trailer introducing Awesome As Fuck here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2bPnI-jwGg.
 
Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world.  An iTunes Exclusive edition of the audio portion will feature two bonus tracks. The footage on the bonus DVD was shot at the band’s show in Tokyo, Japan. The package includes Green Day’s biggest hits and fan favorites, including “21 Guns,” “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” and “Good Riddance.” See below for full track-listing.
 
Critics raved about the 21st Century Breakdown tour, which launched in North America in July of 2009. “As if releasing a wave of energy that had been building up during their four-year hiatus from touring, Green Day poured all their heart and soul into a powerhouse set,” said Rolling Stone, while Spin noted that “the band’s relationship with its audience is disarmingly real.”
 
Released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, 21st Century Breakdown debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, won a 2009 Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album,” and has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. It has spawned the hit singles “Know Your Enemy,” which has been certified gold, and the platinum-selling “21 Guns,” whose video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, including “Best Rock Video.”