Oct 10, 2012 | Comments 0
Fresh from a rush of activity that has seen them play a surprise set at Reading, a triumphant intimate show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and the release of the album Green Day ¡Uno! (click here to read our review of the album), Green Day move on to the second stage of their album trilogy series with the November 12th release of Green Day ¡Dos!
The first single to be taken from the album will be ‘Stray Heart’ which will be released on the same day. ‘Stray Heart’ blends Green Day’s inimitable pop-punk style with elements of classic, upbeat rock ‘n’ roll.
The album series will be completed on January 14th 2013 when the Green Day ¡Tré! album is released (January 14th). The three albums are also available as an Ultimate Box Set which is currently available to pre-order.
Green Day ¡Uno! emerged to widespread critical acclaim as it debuted at #2. Kerrang! praised “the beating heart of a restless and constantly creative band”, while the Evening Standard stated: “This is Green Day back to basics – and back to their best.”
Green Day also recently confirmed details of their first London stadium date since their famous Wembley Stadium show in the summer of 2010. They will headline the Emirates Stadium on June 1st 2013. Tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com and 0844 811 0051.
Green Day – 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 Performance.
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. 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 stage musical is currently touring the UK and Ireland, and will arrive in London in December for sixteen performances at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo