New Green Day Album!
For Immediate Release
Listen to WAAF on 4/16 for
the NEW Green Day songÂ
'Know Your Enemy'
GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR LONG-AWAITED FOLLOW-UP TO 2004âS BLOCKBUSTER AMERICAN IDIOT
21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN DUE FROM REPRISE RECORDS WORLDWIDE ON FRIDAY, MAY 15TH, 2009
FIRST SINGLE, âKNOW YOUR ENEMYâ ON-SALE VIA DIGITAL RETAILERS THIS APRIL
DATELINE â Burbank, CA âÂ Reprise Records will release Green Dayâs long-awaited eighth studio album, entitled 21st Century Breakdown, on Friday, May 15th, 2009. The album is the best-selling trioâs first studio album since 2004âs two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.
21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: âHeroes and Cons,â âCharlatans and Saints,â and âHorseshoes and Handgrenades,â and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include âKnow Your Enemyâ, â21 Gunsâ, âEast Jesus Nowhereâ, âBefore the Lobotomyâ, and âRestless Heart Syndrome.â In a recent feature, Rolling Stone called the album âeven more ambitious than American Idiotâ and âa record of die-hard punk idealsâ¦tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement.â
Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording 21st Century Breakdown since early 2006 and are currently making finishing touches with producer Butch Vig, who is known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and many others.
The first single from 21st Century Breakdown is âKnow Your Enemy,â which will impact radio and be available for purchase from all online retailers this April.