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August 27, 2012
August 25, 2012
“IT’S always been us against the world,” says Billie Joe Armstrong.
“Three albums, like this, it’s never been done before and proves how free we are as a band in our approach.”
The Green Day singer is in characteristically defiant mood.
And no wonder. The Californian trio are about to release THREE new studio albums, called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! (“Yes an album named after me,” jokes drummer Tré Cool.) All will be released within four months, six weeks apart, and if there are any nerves about this tall order, they’re not on show today.
SFTW are at the Bren Events Center at Irvine University, California, where the band from Oakland are taking a break from rehearsals to chat.
They’ve been holed up in a nearby house for the past few weeks as they prepare for upcoming live shows across Europe including a surprise appearance at Reading Festival this weekend, to play their breakthrough 1994 album Dookie in full.
They’re off the booze and have been working out, looking healthy and lean.
“We have a mammoth task ahead,” says Billie Joe. “We usually have five weeks of rehearsals up to the release of an album but this time it’s ten weeks including promo and production as we have three records in one. We don’t make things easy for ourselves.”
Not that he seems fazed by what lies ahead.Filed under:
Green Day brought Reading Festival to a standstill today (August 25) as they played a surprise set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.The band had been rumoured to perform at 12pm and were thought to be playing their 1994 album 'Dookie' from start to finish. However, their set actually began at 11am and was only confirmed when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took to Twitter to say so, writing: "Green day - READING FESTIVAL CONFIRMED!! On stage in 45 minutes! In the NME / RADIO 1 tent. 11am!! Be there!"Such was the demand to get in that the organisers were forced to seal off access to the stage, leaving most of the crowd to watch the band on the Main Stage, where the set was being shown on a big screen.Full article at NME: HERE
August 24, 2012
GREEN DAY WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT LE TRIANON ON MONDAY, AUGUST 27 DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS.
THEIR SHOW AT ROCK EN SEINE WILL STILL HAPPEN AND THEREFORE BE THEIR ONLY SHOW IN FRANCE.
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY 26 ON ROCKENSEINE.COM.
August 24, 2012
Green Day fans have had a rare chance to preview the band's new material at an intimate London gig.
They performed new material from ¡Uno!, the first of three new albums set for release this year.
2,000 fans watched Green Day perform at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, having had the opportunity to buy tickets just two days before the gig.
The last time the Californian trio appeared in the UK was in June 2010 where they performed three arena dates.
Full review at BBC: HERE