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23 January 2024

Green Day Look Set For Fifth UK No 1 Album

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Green Day are racing ahead of the competition as they look set for their fifth UK Number 1 album this week.

Saviors, the 14th studio album from Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, is currently outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined at the midweek mark according to Official Charts.

order ‘saviors’ here

The pop-punk veterans’ previous UK No 1 albums were American Idiot (2004), 21st Century Breakdown (2009), Revolution Radio (2016) and Father of All… (2020).

Meanwhile, in a new interview with Audacy, the band looked back on the experience of having master tapes of an album stolen in 2003. Cigarettes & Valentines was due to be the follow-up to 2000’s Warning. when the tapes didn’t surface, they started from scratch to record the 2004 classic American Idiot.

“They were just gone,” said Tré Cool of the tapes. “So somebody probably stole them – maybe didn’t know what was on them”.

“I’ve never heard that ever happening to anybody,” added Billie Joe Armstrong. “It was a bummer, for sure. We put a lot of work into it, but at the same time, it was a blessing. We were like, ‘Let’s just start from scratch. Let’s try this over again.’ Maybe it’s just a sign that maybe we made a crappy record and we should make a better one.

“There was a lot of stuff that were full songs, from the original version of Homecoming, that was on American Idiot. We ended up using a lot of those parts, and of connected it together, which makes this sort of crazy suite, as they call it, of a song.”

Green Day 2024 tour dates

30 Monte do Gozo, Spain – O Son do Camino*

1 Madrid Spain – Road to Rio Babel*
5 Lyon Decines – LDLC Arena – with The Interrupters
7 Nurnberg Germany – Rock im Park*
8 Nurburgring Germany – Rock am Ring*
10 Berlin Germany – Waldbühne
11 Hamburg Germany – Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
15 Interlaken Switzerland – Greenfield Festival*
16 Milan Italy – I Days – Hippodrome La Maura*
18 Paris France – Accor Arena
19 Arnhem Netherlands – GelreDome
21 Manchester UK – Emirates Old Trafford
23 Isle of Wight UK – Isle of Wight Festival*
25 Glasgow UK – Bellahouston Park
27 Dublin Ireland – Marlay Park
29 London UK – Wembley Stadium

With support from Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid Of Ace
* = festival date

29 Washington, DC – Nationals Park

August 2024
1 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
3 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival*
5 New York, NY – Citi Field
7 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
9 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
10 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
13 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
15 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre !
17 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
20 Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheatre !
22 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
24 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
26 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion !
28 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
30 Nashville, TN – Geodis Park

1 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
4 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
7 Denver, CO – Coors Field
10 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater !
11 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
14 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
18 Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
23 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
25 Portland, OR – Providence Park
28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

With support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas
* = festival date
! = with support from Rancid and The Linda Lindas only

order ‘saviors’ here

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