Green Day announces North American and European tour dates

With a month left until the release of their much-anticipated 12th studio album, Green Day has given their fans something else to look forward to. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), the California punks announced a North American and European tour. For the North American stops, the trio will perform at intimate venues, while the European dates will find the group performing at arenas and music festivals. The North American leg will kick off on Sept. 20 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO and wrap up a month later on Oct. 20 at the UC Theatre in their hometown of Berkeley, CA.

Following a few months off, the trio will then head across the pond for the European leg of the tour. The European portion will kick off on Jan. 10, 2017 at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy and will come to a close on June 24, 2017 at Germany’s Southside Festival. The Interrupters have been confirmed as Green Day’s supporting act for the entire European excursion.

Pre-sale tickets for Green Day’s Idiot Nation will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin on Friday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 a.m. local time. For more information about ticket sales and the tour, head on over to Green Day’s website. The upcoming tour will be in support of Green Day’s upcoming record, Revolution Radio. Revolution Radio is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Green Day 2016 North American tour dates:

Sept. 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 23 – Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey (Cancelled. Will not be rescheduled)
Sept. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sept. 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
Sept. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
Oct. 1 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct. 3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct. 8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Oct. 20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre

Green Day 2017 European tour dates:

Jan. 10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
Jan. 11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
Jan. 13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
Jan. 14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
Jan. 16 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jan. 18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
Jan. 19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jan. 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Jan. 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
Jan. 28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
Jan. 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
Jan. 31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
Feb. 2 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
Feb. 3 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
Feb. 5 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
Feb. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Feb. 8 – London, UK @ London The O2

June 23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

Pre-orders for Revolution Radio are currently available on Green Day’s websiteRevolution Radio will be Green Day’s first album since 2012’s trilogy, ‘Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! Last month, Green Day released the lead single from Revolution Radio, “Bang Bang.” The lyric video for the new track can be seen here.

Green Day announce new album with new single

Last Monday, Green Day made headlines when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted on Twitter that the group was going to release a new song soon. Almost two weeks later, the California punks have debuted their brand new single. On Thursday (Aug. 11), the trio released their brand new song (their first in four years) “BANG BANG.”

In addition to the new song, the group also announced the release of their twelfth studio album. The new record will be titled Revolution Radio, confirming some speculation from fans. Revolution Radio is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. Unlike many of their previous record, the trio decided to self-produce the record like they did with 2000’s Warning. For now, check out the lyric video for “BANG BANG” below.

In conjunction with the release of “BANG BANG” and the new record announcement, Armstrong sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the new album, the inspiration behind the album’s lead track, and everything that has happened since their “break” began.

As per Armstrong, “BANG BANG” is told from the perspective of a mass shooter. “It’s about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media,” Armstrong begins to explain to the publication. “There’s this sort of rage happening, but it’s also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted to get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out.”

But that’s not all the record will be tackling. Now that the political season is in high-gear, Armstrong also admits that some of that leaked into the album’s writing. “I can only go from my own personal life, but this is the most chaos I’ve ever seen in an election. It’s just so freaky. I don’t want to add more of the outrage or anger. I’d just try to reflect it.” To read Armstrong’s full interview, head on over here.

Pre-orders for Revolution Radio are currently available on Green Day’s website while the complete track list and album art for the album can be seen below. Revolution Radio will be Green Day’s first album since 2012’s trilogy, ‘Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! While not a full album, the band did release a Christmas tune titled “Xmas Time of Year” last December.


REVOLUTION RADIO TRACKLISTING:

01. “Somewhere Now”
02. “Bang Bang”
03. “Revolution Radio”
04. “Say Goodbye”
05. “Outlaws”
06. “Bouncing Off the Wall”
07. “Still Breathing”
08. “Youngblood”
09. “Too Dumb to Die”
10. “Troubled Times”
11. “Forever Now”
12. “Ordinary World”