As the October 7th release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Revolution Radio’ approaches, the legendary Green Day can now announce details of a new UK arena tour. The tour represents their first shows here since they headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the summer of 2013.
Green Day will play:
5th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
6th – Manchester, Arena
8th – London, The O2
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday September 9th. They’ll be available from www.eventim.co.uk (Leeds and Manchester), www.axs.com (London), www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, 0844 811 0051 and 0844 826 2826. Green Day will be joined by special guests The Interrupters.
Produced by GREEN DAY and recorded in Oakland, ‘Revolution Radio’ is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music.
“Of course the world has lost its collective mind… and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together, dance together, sing together, and most of all, find each other. That’s what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one.”
‘Revolution Radio’ is now available to pre-order on CD (www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JZLQ094), vinyl (www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JZLQ9PE) and digital formats (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/revolution-radio/id1140560324). Those who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of the new single ‘Bang Bang’. Inspired by recent events, ‘Bang Bang’ marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
Since breaking through in 1994 with the ‘Dookie’ album, Green Day – completed by Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums) – have become one of the world’s biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera ‘American Idiot’ reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation.
Green Day have 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’. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction.