Tune your DVR's or find a tube on New Years Eve to watch Green Day perform on the NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly.
Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Make a mash-up at http://www.gdconcerts.com/ and be entered for a chance to win a guitar signed by BILLIE JOE and a drum kit signed by TRE COOL! Once you make it and save it you'll get an exclusive Green Day ringtone offer too.
Monday, December 21st, 2009
Green Day's new version of 21 Guns featuring the cast of the American Idiot Musical is now available at itunes: here
MCD by arrangement with X-ray present Green Day in concert at Marlay Park, Dublin on 23 June 2010
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Green Day Frontman Gets Food Poisoning, Aussie Show Postponed @ ChartAttack: here
SECOND MELBOURNE CONCERT POSTPONED TO TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY 16 DEC) DUE TO ILLNESS
The Frontier Touring Company regret to advise that a sudden illness has struck down Green Day lead singer Billie-Joe Armstrong (food poisoning is suspected). Although Billie-Joe was determined to perform tonight it became apparent at 4.30pm today that he would be unable to take to the stage - particularly in light of the lengthy 2.5-3 hour show the band traditionally perform.
Tonight's concert will be rescheduled to tomorrow night - Wednesday 16 December. All tickets remain valid and as allocated and do not need to be exchanged.
If a patron is unable to attend tomorrow night they are advised to seek a refund immediately from their original point of purchase.
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Green Day: Rock Band Announced @ VG Revolution: here
During last nights Video Game Awards it was announced that the team that brought us The Beatles: Rock Band will be bringing Green Day: Rock Band to us next year. Unlike The Beatles: Rock Band, all Green Day tracks from the standalone disc will be exportable to Rock Band and Rock Band 2. Similar to The Beatles edition Greenday: Rock Band will feature the entire band and their likeness and also have art and venues critical to their career.
Friday, December 11th, 2009
GreenDay.com just announced GREEN DAY AT ROCK WERCHTER 2010!!!
Green Day Named Top Artists Of The Decade By Rolling Stone Readers @ MTV: here
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Green Day live review - Adelaide Entertainment Centre @ AdelaideNow: here
Friday, December 4th, 2009
The new issue of Big Cheese is a bumper double issue and
features Green Day on the cover, amongst 2009's other biggest bands. They're
doing a pre-order special offer for 3 free CDs, Big Cheese stickers and a
Green Day/Paramore postermag absolutely free!
PRE-ORDER NOW AND RECEIVE THREE FREE CDS, BIG CHEESE STICKERS AND A POSTERMAG ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Green Day With the 'American Idiot' Cast, '21 Guns' -- Song Premiere @ Spinner: here
BAND SWEEP THE ROCK CATEGORY WITH NODS FOR "BEST ROCK ALBUM," "BEST ROCK SONG," AND "BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS"
December 3rd, 2009 - Burbank, CA - Reprise Records' artists Green Day were nominated for three 2010 Grammy Awards today, including two for their single "21 Guns ("Best Rock Song" and "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals") and for their gold-certified album 21st Century Breakdown, which was nominated for "Best Rock Album."
Over the course of their 22-year career, Green Day have been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, and have won three: Rock Album of the Year for their blockbuster 2004 album American Idiot, Record of the Year for the American Idiot single "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and Best Alternative Music Performance for their Diamond-certified 1993 album Dookie.
Green Day is 2009's No. 1 artist at both Alternative and all Rock radio formats combined, including spins of current and recurrent catalog songs, according to Mediabase's Year to Date charts.
As of November 30th, Green Day has earned 195,905 spins at Alternative radio and 1,376,385 spins at all Rock formats combined. The top five Green Day tracks spun at Rock radio in 2009 are two singles from the 21st Century Breakdown: "Know Your Enemy" (75,907 spins) and "21 Guns," (51,666 spins), followed by "When I Come Around" (34,495 spins), "Brain Stew" (33,702 spins), and "Longview" (28,914 spins).
Green Day have also been nominated for a 2010 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Rock Band." In September, the band, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, took home three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for "21" Guns," winning all three categories in which the clip was nominated: "Best Rock Video," "Best Cinematography," and "Best Direction." On November 5th, Green Day performed at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin. The band was nominated for three awards, "Best Live Act," "Best Group," and "Best Rock," and took home the award for "Best Rock." They also won an American Music Award in November for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31st, 2010. Tune in to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which airs that night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Congratulations to Green Day who were nominated for 3 Grammy Awards!
21 Guns - Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
21 Guns - Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album - 21st Century Breakdown
BURBANK, Calif. - (Business Wire) Multi-platinum rock band Green Day globally premiere a brand-new version of their platinum-selling single -21 Guns- on http://www.spinner.com/aolmusic on Thursday, December 3rd. The song will ship to all radio formats on Friday, December 4th. This new version of the track features the band performing with the cast of American Idiot - the critically acclaimed stage version of Green Day's chart-topping 2004 album that just completed a record-breaking three-month run at The Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Newly arranged by Tom Kitt, who is credited with the show's arrangements and musical supervision, recorded at Green Day's studio in Oakland, CA, and produced by singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. It will be available for purchase from all digital service providers on December 22nd.
Prominently featured on the track are American Idiot cast members John Gallagher, Jr., who won a Tony Award in 2007 for Spring Awakening, Matt Kaplan, Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous, and Mary Faber. Though the bulk of the songs in the musical are taken from American Idiot, four songs from the band's current gold album 21st Century Breakdown, including -21 Guns,- are featured in the show.
-We wanted to record '21 Guns' because it represents a pivotal moment in the show when the lead character, sung by John Gallagher, Jr., realizes he needs to get his stuff together,- says Armstrong, who collaborated on the story for American Idiot with Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). -After the show wrapped, we headed straight to Oakland with the cast to record, and they sung the hell out of it. I couldn't be happier. It's great to have something out there for people to hear who didn't get to see the show.-
Green Day, which also includes bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool, had cameras rolling in the studio while they recorded the track and plan to release an accompanying video. More details on that will follow shortly.
-21 Guns- is the second single from Green Day's gold album 21st Century Breakdown. The digital version of the track has sold more than one million downloads, while the video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, including -Best Rock Video.- The band recently completed a sold-out European tour and took home their second American Music Award for -Favorite Alternative Music Artist- in November. They will perform on NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on December 31st. The band is currently on tour in Australia and New Zealand.
Vote for Green Day as your song of the decade on AbsoluteRadio.co.uk: HERE.
Vote for Green Day as song of the decade on Xfm.co.uk: HERE.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Look for a new interview with Billie Joe in the new issue of Q Magazine: here
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multi-platinum rock band Green Day took home the award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist last night at the 2009 American Music Awards. This is the Bay Area band's second win in this category, having earned the same honor in 2005.
Green Day, which is singer guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, also won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, including "Best Rock Video," for the video for their platinum single "21 Guns," which the band performed on the AMA telecast last night.
"21 Guns" is the second single from the band's eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts. 21st Century Breakdown, which Rolling Stone has called "a rock opera in which the rock always comes first," also topped the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
The 2009 American Music Awards will be broadcast live TONIGHT at 8/7c on ABC. Don't miss Green Day's performance!
Friday, November 20th, 2009
New Concert date: June 26th, 2010 PARC DES PRINCES (Paris, France)
GREEN DAY TO RECORD NEW VERSION OF HIT SINGLE "21 GUNS" WITH CAST OF HIT MUSICAL AMERICAN IDIOT
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN LATE NOVEMBER
DIGITAL SINGLE FOR "21 GUNS" ALBUM VERSION CERTIFIED PLATINUM
November 19, 2009 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum rock band Green Day are in the studio this week recording a new version of their hit single "21 Guns" with the cast of American Idiot - the critically acclaimed stage version of the band's 2004 album that has been playing at Berkeley Rep since early September. The band's singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong is producing the track, which will impact radio at the end of November and be made available for purchase through all digital retailers.
Green Day, which also includes bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool, are shooting a video for "21 Guns" with the American Idiot cast. American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Rep on September 4th and was extended through to November 15th due to record-breaking sales and unprecedented demand for seats. Called "the hottest fall theatre ticket," by the San Jose Mercury News, American Idiot brought Green Day's blockbuster album to life in a show staged by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who collaborated with Armstrong on the story.
"21 Guns" is the second single from Green Day's gold album 21st Century Breakdown. The digital version of the track has gone platinum, selling more than one million downloads, while the video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, including "Best Rock Video." The band recently completed a sold out European Tour and will next appear on the American Music Awards on November 22nd, followed by NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on December 31st.
Monday, November 16th, 2009
Billie Joe just posted this message on Twitter.com/greenday:
Green day is Going into the studio this week to record 21 guns with the cast of american idiot. Its gonna rule! -Billie
1IOTA & LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY PRESENTS: GREEN DAY LIVE IN CONCERT AT NOKIA PLAZA LOS ANGELES
Chick Hearn Ave @ Staples Center will be shut down for this massive FREE Concert. You can arrive and hang out in the vicinity without tickets but that does not ensure a view to the stage or big screens. TO GET TICKETS FOR ENTRY TO NOKIA PLAZA STAGE AREA CLICK HERE.
Monday - November 23, 2009 ~ 6PM
L.A. Live Nokia Plaza (Across the street from Staples Center)
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Green Day fans,
NBC and 1iota.com are looking for thousands of diehard Green Day fans to be a part of a special live Green Day Mini-Concert taking place at the plaza at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, CA on November 23rd. We will be performing several songs that night!
This is an "invite only" event. Tickets are FREE. If you want to request your FREE Green Day tickets, visit www.1iota.com. We are expecting thousands in attendance that night so act quickly and request your FREE tickets today!
***make sure you enter "OAKLAND" in the comments box during your ticket request***
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Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Friday, November 6th, 2009
For a limited time, you can get an exclusive live version of "Know Your Enemy" recorded live in Tokyo through Google. To find it just search "Green Day" in Google and click on the first link that comes up! Try it : HERE!
Green Day, Shakira, Mary J. Blige To Perform At American Music Awards @ MTV: here!
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Green Day Perform at MTV Europe Awards
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
VOTE FOR GREEN DAY NOW!
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
The Foxboro Hot Tubs will be rocking the Garage in London on Sunday at 12:30am right after Green Day's performance at Wembley Arena. 20 pounds at the door, first come first serve. More details to come..
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Green Day red hot at the LG Arena @ The Star: here.
LG Arena, Birmingham
By Charlotte Barnes
A performance by Green Day is not just a concert, it's a theatrical masterpiece.
Filled with costume changes, pyrotechnics and crowd-pleasing interactions, Billie Joe Armstrong and the boys really know how to put on a show.
Opening with the latest album's self-titled hit, 21st Century Breakdown, the explosive beginning was merely the start of things to come.
Sporting a new bleached hairstyle, Billie Joe soon got the blood pumping with a stream of powerhouse tunes from the new album before taking the crowd effortlessly into an extensive back catalogue of mega hits, such as Basket Case and Brain Stew.
Playing up to the audience is a joy for these performers their interaction and on-stage capers are a big part of the appeal. As the punk rock trio experimented with feather boas, police costumes and drag outfits, audience members were soon in on the act, as one lucky man was invited to sing Longview live on stage to the envy of everyone watching.
There was also a nod to the venue's location, with the band belting out Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Other well chosen covers included Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, AC/DC's Highway to Hell and, ahem, Lulu's Shout, which shouldn't have worked but most certainly did.
Billie Joe clearly relishes his role of frontman, getting the capacity crowd whipped up into a frenzy by a simple prop or snippet of a much-loved guitar riff.
The band's obvious musical virtuosity is never overshadowed by high jinks, as Billie Joe's solo encore proved, with lighters, cameras and mobile phones thrust into the air to stirring renditions of Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) and the suitably poignant When September Ends.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
NEWS FROM GREEN DAY'S OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE:
Stay tuned!!!!!! the band has stolen the login for this twitter account! it is now the OFFICIAL Green day Twitter account!
Join here: www.twitter.com/greenday
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Openings: Green Day - "The Art of Rock" @ StolenSpace @ Arrested Motion: here.
Help Green Day become an official nominee for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2010. Fans now have the power to determine the nominees for the annual awards show. Visit PeoplesChoice.com and ensure Green Day makes the cut to be a nominee! The top five nominees in each category will be revealed at the People's Choice Awards annual press conference on November 10, 2009. Only those announced on November 10th have the chance to win a People's Choice Award on January 6th, 2010.
Check out this fan video inspired by Green Day's East Jesus Nowhere:
Green Day art comes to Shoreditch @ Digital Arts UK: here.
GreenDay.com just posted new photos from Cologne, Berlin, and Hamburg: here!
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Green Day's "Murder City" will be featured in the new video game, Tony Hawk Ride, scheduled to be released November 17th, 2009.
GreenDay.com just posted new photos from Toulouse and Paris, France: here!
Check out the artwork for the East Jesus Nowhere single:
Monday October 5th, 2009
The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards will simulcast on
MTV, MTV2 and mtvU for the first time this year
on December 4th at 10pm.
All winners are determined via online voting, starting today.
Green Day is nominated for the "Best Performing Woodie".
Fans can go here to vote!
Friday October 2nd, 2009
GreenDay.com just updated with new photos from Barcelona and Marid: here
Tuesday September 29th, 2009
Look for a Green Day spread in the new issue of Q Magazine.
GreenDay.com just added a whole mess of new photos from Lisbon, Portugal. Check them out: here
Monday September 28th, 2009
Check out the new October issue of Big Cheese!
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Check out the new artwork for the next single!
Green Day Are 'Beyond Satisfied' With 'American Idiot' Musical @ MTV: here.
Monday, September 21st, 2009
GREEN DAY'S SELL OUT UK TOUR ACCOMPANIED BY SHOREDITCH ART EXHIBITION
21st CENTURY BREAKDOWN
22 October - 1 November 2009
Internationally renowned band, Green Day has commissioned 21 original pieces of art inspired by music from the band's most recent album release, 21st Century Breakdown.
The paintings will be shown exclusively at the StolenSpace Gallery in Shoreditch, East London from 22nd of October until 1st of November to coincide with Green Day's sold out UK concert tour and opening the day before the band's two sold-out performances at the O2 Arena in London.
The band, who have sold over 60 million albums world-wide, feel that art and music share a common bond. "We're really excited to be associated with this incredible show," Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong said. "Seeing the pieces that our new album has inspired is very exciting. We feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression; we think the fans coming out will love it."
The show's curator, artist, Logan Hicks, said that the gallery will feature contributions from an international pool of artisans, such as world renowned New York-based painter Ron English, Amsterdam-based street artists The London Police, French stencil artist C215, British illustrator Will Barras along with artists Eelus, Chris Stain, Sixten, Adam 5100 and more. Each of the collaborating artists were each sent through a lyric sheet and asked to produce a piece of art that reflected that song, to highlight the connection between music and art.
"I chose artists whom I felt had a similar visual approach to art as Green Day does to its music," said Hicks, a stencil artist and die-hard punk-rock fan, whose portraits of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt will also be on display. "Although most of the artists represented are well-established in their careers, they embrace the same emotional rawness with their art, which speaks from the heart and swings with the fist.
"Their subject matter is struggle and injustice -- they shoot from the hip and their art is their weapon."
A number of the participating artists were featured with Hicks in Banksy's "Cans Festival" which took place last year in an abandoned taxi tunnel behind Waterloo Station and attracted over 120,000 people on opening weekend.
Friday, September 18th, 2009
This just in! The music video for East Jesus Nowhere.
Want to Attend a PRIVATE "Sound Check Party" with Green Day during their European Tour this Fall? Then check this out. You can win a chance to be one of less than fifty people in a stadium that seats tens of thousands and watch Green Day warm up for their gig that night. You never know what they might play at this intimate, invitation only rehearsal! Winner can choose the city from the list below and will also receive two VIP tickets to the show (winner's choice: general admission or seated). Here's your chance to have a lot of fun and do good for others at the same time. 100% of the proceeds from this auction benefit Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity. Hurry... auction closes September 28. Click the button to bid or click here:
Winner may choose from the following cities:
10-01 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
10-04 Paris, France Bercy
10-07 Berlin, Germany World Arena
10-19 Glasgow, Scotland SECC
10-21 Dublin, Ireland The 02
10-23 London, England The 02
10-30 Manchester, England MEN Arena
11-01 London, England Wembley Arena
11-03 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle
11-10 Milan, Italy Datchforum
Monday, September 14th, 2009
Green Day make 2009 VMA's all about their fans at VH1: here
New Japan Tour Dates from GreenDay.com:
01/21/10 Osaka, Japan - Osaka-Jo Hall
01/23/10 Saitama-shi, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
01/24/10 Saitama-shi, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
01/25/10 Nagoya, Japan - Nihon Gaishi Hall
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
Congratulations to Green Day who won all 3 VMA's that they were nominated for:
Best Rock Video - "21 Guns"
Best Cinematography - Jonathan Sela
Best Direction - Marc Webb
Friday, September 11th, 2009
IdiotClub.com just posted 20 exclusive photos from the set of 21st Century Breakdown the video. They are gorgeous! Check 'em out: here.
Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Paramore Turn It Up To 11 For Best Rock Video: Better Know A VMA Category @ MTV: here.
Green Day's Official Fan Club is letting fans interview 2 crew members from the current tour, Micah Chong and Kenny Butler: here.
MTV VMA Voting ends Friday, August 21st. Make sure to vote as many times as you can!!! Multiple votes count!
Vote Green Day's 21 Guns for BEST ROCK VIDEO at the 2009 Video Music Awards: HERE.
Friday August 7th, 2009
Vote Green Day's 21 Guns for BEST ROCK VIDEO at the 2009 Video Music Awards: HERE.
Tuesday August 4th, 2009
Idiot Club members have exclusive first access - today - to seats for the world premiere of the stage version of American Idiot, starting September 4 at the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley CA.
As you know, Green Day won two Grammys for its multi-platinum album American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now those searing songs seize the stage with the director behind Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical that earned eight Tony Awards and enthralled audiences from coast to coast. This high-octane show features every track from the album, plus several new tunes from Green Day's newest release, 21st Century Breakdown. With an on-stage band and a cast of 19, American Idiot will take you on an exhilarating journey borne along the band's electrifying songs.
You must click through to Berkeley Rep's Idiot Club web page to take advantage of this limited-time offer. Act now - online sales open up to the general public this Friday!
Green Day visited the White House last week. Check out the pictures on IdiotClub.com
Friday July 31st, 2009
Press Release: GREEN DAY AND PINK SET TO MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO "2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" STAGE
Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford Confirmed To Present At
MTV'S 26th Annual Awards Show Airing Live From New York City on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (ET/PT)
New York, NY (July 30, 2009) -- MTV is taking over New York City and breaking down the walls as Green Day and P!nk are set to perform at the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards." Grammy Award® winning rockers Green Day return to the VMAs stage to perform a hit off their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown. After an explosive performance at last year's show, P!nk is determined to top herself this time around with a song from her multi-platinum selling album Funhouse. In addition, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford are the first presenters confirmed for the show. As previously announced, Russell Brand will host and Taylor Swift and Muse are set to perform. The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will air live on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT). Additional performers, nominees and presenters will be announced at a later date.
"Last year I got to jump out of a window at the VMAs in LA," said P!nk. "This year I can't wait to blow the roof off Radio City in New York."
"We are excited to be performing at the Video Music Awards," says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. "You never know what's going to happen, and it's always a memorable experience for us."
Three songs from 21st Century Breakdown - including "21 Guns," "Know Your Enemy" and "East Jesus Nowhere" - are currently available to Rock Band™ owners for download. The Green Day tracks are the first in an exclusive partnership between MTV Games, Harmonix and Warner Music Group's Green Day to bring the band's songs to the Rock Band™ platform as downloadable content.
From performer announcements to rehearsal details, fans will be the first to know all the VMA news by following the "insideMTV" twitter account at twitter.com/insidemtv. There will be exclusive tweets, videos and photos posted leading up to and throughout the big show.
Additionally, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to sign up for VMA text alerts by texting VIP to 8911 to receive VMA news and behind-the-scenes action delivered directly to their Verizon Wireless phones.
MTV has once again tapped Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves to executive produce this year's "MTV Video Music Awards." Jesse and Den of Thieves, which he launched in 2007, have a slate of shows debuting this year including "The T.O. Show" on VH1 and "Peak Season" on CTV/MTV Canada. Ignjatovic spent many years as Vice President of Music & Talent Development, creating, executive producing shows like the GRAMMY® award winning "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups" featuring Jay-Z/Linkin Park, J Lo's "Dancelife," Snoop Dogg's "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," Meet The Barkers," and "MTV Icon." Jesse recently executive produced Russell Brand's first U.S. comedy special, "Russell Brand in New York City," for Comedy Central.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer, for the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards." Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Garrett English is co-Executive Producer/Executive in Charge of Production. Amy Doyle is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Jen Jones is Producer. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" are 5 ® Gum, Febreze, Pepsi, Rhapsody ®, Sears, Taco Bell ®, U.S. Army and Verizon Wireless.
The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV's global network of 68 channels reaching 577 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
Tuesday July 28th, 2009
GreenDay.com posted pictures from XBOX's Game with Fame event: here.
Green Day makes rebellion look fun at Madison Square Garden @ NewsDay: HERE.
Green Day hits 'em with a hook in Madison Square Garden concert @ NY Daily News: HERE
American Idiot will run from September 4 through October 11, opening Berkeley Rep's 2009/10 season in the state-of-the-art Roda Theatre. Tickets are available now at berkeleyrep.org as part of a subscription to the season, which includes six other hot new shows. The remaining seats go on sale to the public on August 16, starting at only $32 - half that for anyone under 30 years of age. More at Broadway World: HERE
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says American Idiot may eventually become a film, just like Rocky Horror! @ SPIN MAGAZINE: HERE
Friday July 24th, 2009
GREEN DAY US TOUR TO FEATURE A ROVING GALLERY SHOW
Artists Such as Ron English, The London Police, and C215 Created Work Inspired by Each Track on Band's Latest Album 21st Century Breakdown
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Day have a special treat in store for fans attending their U.S. tour this summer. A roving art gallery will be set up at each venue to display work by a collection of eclectic artists from around the world, each of whom has been asked to create an original piece inspired by a track on Green Day's new album 21st Century Breakdown.
The show is curated by New York-based stencil artist and die-hard punk-rock fan Logan Hicks, whose portraits of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt will also be on display. A passionate art and music lover, Hicks has assembled an impressive group of noted artists - including world-renowned New York-based painter Ron English, Amsterdam-based street artists The London Police, French stencil artist C215, and British illustrator Will Barras - to show the connection between music and art.
"I chose artists whom I felt had a similar visual approach to art as Green Day does to its music," Hicks says. "Although most of the artists represented are well-established in their careers, they embrace the same emotional rawness with their art, which speaks from the heart and swings with the fist. Their subject matter is struggle and injustice-they shoot from the hip and their art is their weapon."
"We are really excited to be touring with this incredible show," says Armstrong. "Seeing the pieces that our new album has inspired is very exciting. Many of the artists Logan has chosen show their work on the street, and we feel a strong connection to that type of creative expression. We think the fans coming out to see us on the road will love it."
Green Day's 2009 trek is the band's first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years. The tour began July 3rd at Seattle's Key Arena and will cross North America through the summer, including a July 27th stop at New York City's Madison Square Garden before finishing up with a show at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 25th. Please visit http://www.greenday.com/ for all cities, venues, and ticket on-sale dates.
Read the full press release and list of artists featured in the show: here!
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Billie Joe performed a brand new, never before heard song last night, check it out:
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Legendary American rock band Green Day has just released their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, and they're taking a break to play Rock Band 2 with Xbox LIVE® Gold Members.
A Street Art project for Green Day @ StencilHistoryX.com: here.
GREEN DAY ROCKS OUT ENERGY-CHARGED SHOW @ Boston Globe: HERE
Sunday, July 19th, 2009
GUITAR HERO MOVE OVER, LET GREEN DAY PLAY @ Ottawa Citizen: here.
GreenDay.com just posted a bunch of great new photos from last nights show in Ottawa, ONT.
Billie Joe's side band, Pinhead Gunpowder released a collection of their favorite songs on Recess Records last week. More info: here.
Saturday, July 18th, 2009
Want to see Green Day in Las Vegas? Just download MobiTV or MobiVJ and You'll automatically be entered to win a paid trip to Las Vegas, including 2 tickets to the show. To enter, text GREENDAY to 43888 and download MobiTV or MobiVJ now through July 31st. Winners will be announced on August 5th.
GreenDay.com posted new photos from last nights show in Hamilton, ONT: here
Tuesday, July 15th, 2009
IdiotClub.com just posted videos from Sundays Chicago Cubs game, in which Tre Cool threw out the first pitch and Billie Joe sang 'Take me out to the ball game' during the 7th inning stretch. Check it out: www.IdiotClub.com
Make sure to vote Green Day's 21 Guns at Vh1's top 20 countdown: here
MEMBERS of Green Day are serious about their body art. "My wife just tattooed my name inside of her lip," bassist Mike Dirnt tells next month's Inked magazine, noting he may reciprocate. "Fair is fair. Why not? I'll one-up her. I'll tattoo my eye [with her name]," he says. Meanwhile, drummer Tre Cool plans to have British art ist Banksy ink his chest with "rats that are like bouncers. They're standing outside a rat hole with a red rope and a little red carpet coming out . . . to guard the entrance to my heart." @ The NY Post: here
Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Green Day Fans have the live of their lives in Fargo @ GrandFolksHerald: here.
The Chicago Transit Authority will operate the #19 United Center Express buses for the Green Day concert on Monday, July 13 at 8pm.
For details about all CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes) or visit the CTA Web site at transitchicago.com.
Friday, July 10th, 2009
Green Day Lights Up The Night @ Winnipeg Sun: here
GreenDay.com posted some BEAUTIFUL new pictures from last nights show in Saskatoon, SAS. Check them out : here
GREEN DAY'S U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF WITH A BANG OVER JULY 4TH WEEKEND
CRITICS RAVE OVER EARLY SHOWS IN SEATTLE AND VANCOUVER
Burbank, CA - Reprise Records' Green Day launched their North American tour with a bang over the holiday weekend with shows in Seattle on July 3rd and Vancouver on July 4th and the rave reviews are pouring in. Take a look at what critics are saying about the first two shows on the multi-platinum band's first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years.
Rolling Stone:"as if releasing a wave of energy that had been building up during their four-year hiatus from touring, Green Day poured all their heart and soul into a powerhouse two-hour set."
SPIN:"The band's relationship with its audience is disarmingly real, a
cross-generational give-and-take that's as punk as any Gilman Street
Seattle Times:"There are few bands that can hold an audience from the front of the stage to the bleeders the way Green Day can."
Seattle Weekly:"Green Day is clearly a band intent on giving people their money's worth and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process, which are ultimately the most important ingredients for a satisfying arena rock show."
The Province:"Full points to the production values on this baby. Constant 'statement' visual montages played across the giant rear screen all night. A never-ending array of drum-triggered strobes and follow spots galore did exactly what good stage design should: It made everything epic."
Vancouver Sun:"This reviewer's throat felt like grated up mozzarella by the end of that final encore, it was worth every single holler. Every single yelp
and whistle. Every ear-splitting minute of it. It was an awesome Independence Day show, f-bombs, fireworks, punk 'tude, anthems and all."
Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are touring in support of their eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which has recently been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. Produced by Butch Vig, 21st Century Breakdown was released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts. The album, which has already spawned the Alternative radio hit singles "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns," also topped the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
Green Day's tour will cross North America through the summer, including a stop July 27th and 28th at New York City's Madison Square Garden, before finishing up with a show at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 25th. Please visit http://www.greenday.com/ for more information.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
Vote Green Day's 21 Guns video on VH1's TOP 20 Video Countdown: HERE.
Green Day Pack Club-Size Intimacy Into Seattle Arena at Tour Launch @ Rolling Stone: here
Green Day breaks it down at GM Place @ Vancouver: here.
GreenDay.com just added a whole mess of new photos from the first 2 shows! Check 'em out: here.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
On Saturday July 11th at 7pm, Fuse will premiere a one hour special on Green Day, combining an exclusive interview with the band's most memorable videos!
From the Fuse desk...
Green Day is back! This exclusive interview special takes you up close and personal with Green Day and gives you the inside track on 21st Century Breakdown and all the latest happenings with the band. In addition, Green Day's most memorable video moments will be highlighted in this unique special.
An all-day block of Green Day programming will air leading up to the premiere of the special on July 11th, so be sure to tune in! Fuse's Green Day Special will encore at 10pm on 7/11 and then repeat throughout July and August. Plenty of opportunity to catch it again and again!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Tre Cool is on the cover of the new MODERN DRUMMER magazine out July 7th!
Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown is Certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--21st Century Breakdown, the latest studio album from Reprise Records' Green Day, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts. 21st Century Breakdown, which Rolling Stone has called "a rock opera in which the rock always comes first," also topped the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
21st Century Breakdown is the Bay Area, CA, punk-rock band's ninth gold album in the U.S. including 1992's Kerplunk, 1994's Dookie, 1995's Insomniac, 1997's Nimrod, 2000's Warning, 2004's American Idiot, as well as two compilation albums: 1991's 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and 2001's International Superhits! Five of those albums went on to platinum and multi-platinum status.
Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are set to launch their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years. The tour runs from July 3rd through August 25th. Please visit www.greenday.com for more details.
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Making of 21 Guns the Video at Myspace.com/greenday:
Check out Green Day on the cover of the new KERRANG Magazine: Kerrang.com
Also they are on the cover of the new EQ Magazine, don't miss these great articles!
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
PREMIERE OF 21 GUNS VIDEO!
Green Day on Rove Live today from Australia:
Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Press Release from GreenDay.com:
GREEN DAY CONFIRM 21st CENTURY BREAKDOWN TOUR FOR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
PLUS TWO ANTI-SCALPING INITIATIVES ANNOUNCED
In 2004 Green Day unleashed American Idiot on the world. A boundary smashing, genre confounding work of art, American Idiot changed the face of music, welcoming a new generation of music fans to the cult of Green Day.
In 2009 Green Day returned to stamp their authority on the music world releasing 21st Century Breakdown. Hailed as the jewel in an already impressive crown, 21st Century Breakdown has confirmed Green Day's status as one of the greatest rock bands in the world.
It's with great pleasure The Frontier Touring Company announces Green Day's return to Australia and New Zealand as part of their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. This will be Green Day's first visit since 2005's explosive stadium and arena spectaculars. Full Press Release Here
LA INK Promo Video:
Tuesday, June 17th, 2009
This Saturday June 20th is the first ever Record Store Day Presents : VINYL SATURDAY! To celebrate and support our indie retailers we're releasing a limited edition "Know Your Enemy" 7'' single. It includes "Know Your Enemy" and "Hearts Collide", an unreleased track! Quantities are limited, so stop by your favorite indie music store this Saturday for VINYL SATURDAY!
Click here for more info and participating stores.
Congratulations to Green Day being nominated for 3 Teen Choice Awards- Choice Music: Rock Group, Choice Music: Rock Track for 'Know Your Enemy' and Choice Music: Album for '21st Century Breakdown'! VOTE now to show your support then be sure to tune in to the 2009 Teen Choice Awards on Monday, August 10th at 8pm ET/PT on Fox.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer reveal the Broadway bonding behind the punk-rock opera @ Rolling Stone: here
News from The Official Green Day Idiot Club, the 21 GUNS VIDEO PREMIERE will be this Sunday on Myspace.com at 9pm PST.
Monday, June 15th, 2009
Green Day's 21 Guns featured on upcoming Transformers 2 soundtrack!
Sunday, June 14th, 2009
The Foxboro Hot Tubs performed Friday night on Last Call with Carson Daly, check it out!
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Vote Green Day for Best Live Band, Best Single, Best Album, Best International Band, and Best Video at the 2009 KERRANG! Awards: here. You are also entered to win a trip to attend the event LIVE!
BIG NEWS From IdiotClub.com:
MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND WARNER BROS. / REPRISE RECORDS PARTNER WITH GREEN DAY TO BRING THEIR MUSIC EXCLUSIVELY TO ROCK BAND®
First Green Day DLC Three Pack To Include 21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere From 21st Century Breakdown on July 7th
New York, NY - June 11, 2009 - MTV Games' Harmonix Music Systems, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), the leading developer of music-based games, announced an extraordinary partnership with Warner Bros. Records and Green Day today to bring the music of multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning Green Day, exclusively to Rock Band ®. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool are the latest artists to bring songs from their impressive catalogue of hits to MTV's genre defining, multi-million selling Rock Band® music video game platform that allows music fans and gamers to interact with and discover music like never before by choosing guitar, drums, vocals, or bass to start a band and rock the world.
The first selection of Green Day songs to arrive on Rock Band as downloadable content will be a three-pack of songs from their latest release, 21st Century Breakdown on July 7th including: 21 Guns, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere. Additional Green Day songs and projects will be announced at a later date.
"Green Day not only rock hard, but are also epic storytellers," said Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks, Music, LOGO and Film. "Their message and their music have been the voice and sound of this generation. The addition of Green Day is a huge victory for MTV and our audience, and marks another landmark in our efforts to bring the best artists to Rock Band."
"We are excited to be working with MTV and Harmonix," said Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. "They are leaders and visionaries in the world of music and video games, and Rock Band is a really cool way for fans of all ages to experience our music."
"Green Day's epic music and incredible live performances put them in a class by themselves. Bringing Green Day and Rock Band together unites two extremely powerful forces to create a great music game experience for their fans," said Tom Whalley, Chairman/CEO, Warner Bros. Records. "This unique deal with MTV creates a true partnership with Green Day, Reprise and Harmonix as we embark upon the next great era of Green Day."
"It's awesome that one of greatest bands on earth is coming to the Rock Band platform," said Paul DeGooyer, SVP, Electronic Games and Music, MTV. "Green Day is a longtime favorite of the Harmonix team, and we're very excited to provide a new way for their fans to connect with them, while at the same time helping put this incredible music in front of a whole new audience."
Selling nearly 50 million records worldwide, Green Day has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades including three Grammy® Awards for Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, and Record of the Year for their smash hit "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". Green Day recently released their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, on Warner Music Group's Reprise Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts, fueled by the Alternative radio No. 1 single "Know Your Enemy." 21st Century Breakdown, which Rolling Stone has called "a rock opera in which the rock always comes first," is also a hit around the world topping the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
Green Day - vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool - were three kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley, California. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smooth Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a blast of punk-pop that spoke to bored teenagers everywhere. The album eventually sold 15 million copies worldwide, earned the band their first Grammy Award and inspired a raft of imitators. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their 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. An artistic leap forward, American Idiot is a punk rock opera and sarcastic middle-finger salute to the Administration that captured the cultural and political landscape at that time. "Jesus of Suburbia" set the tone by telling a tale of choosing between self-destruction and redemption that resonated with listeners of all ages, nationalities, and political persuasions. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart and went on to sell more than five million copies in the U.S. and 12 million worldwide. It spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two including Rock Album of the Year) and raised the bar for modern rock and roll.
Originally launched on November 20, 2007, Rock Band is the ground-breaking, billion dollar selling franchise1 and music video game leader in paid song sales (over 45 million paid individual songs) and downloadable content with more than 700 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii.
For more information on Green Day, please visit www.greenday.com and www.warnerbrosrecords.com.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
Posted by Russ Frushtick on 6/10/09 at 12:21 pm.
Harmonix and MTV Games showed off "The Beatles: Rock Band" in MTV's Times Square headquarters yesterday, and we thought it would make for a good opportunity to ask about the the oft-rumored, basically-confirmed-but-not-quite release of "Green Day: Rock Band."
Watch John Drake, a spokesman for Harmonix, deftly dodge the question, but it's pretty obvious that we'll be hearing about the game very soon.
Green Day's "Bullet in a Bible" is a video documentary of the band playing its biggest live shows, in front of more than 130,000 people over two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the U.K. in June 2005. Live performances of hits including "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" feature alongside exclusive backstage footage of the band. The release follows 2005's CD/DVD set of the same name. @ Billboard: here
Green Day, Nickelback To Rock "Transformers" Sequel
Anthony Jones - Celebrity News Service Contributor
Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Linkin Park aren't the only rockers adding some guitar-crunching flair to the upcoming "Transformers" sequel, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." The track listing for the upcoming set will include new and previously released music from bands like Green Day, The Fray, Nickelback, and The All-American Rejects.
Green Day contributes "21 Guns" from their just-released "21st Century Breakdown," while Nickelback offers "Burn it to the Ground" from last year's "Dark Horse." Full Article Here
Monday, June 8th, 2009
Look for Green Day to perform on Last Call with Carson Daly this Tuesday-Friday on NBC!
Friday, December 4th, 2009 - Burswood Dome, Perth - All Ages
Sunday, December 6th, 2009 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - All ages
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - All Ages
Friday, December 11th, 2009 - Acer Arena, Sydney - All Ages
Monday, December 14th, 2009 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - All Ages
Saturday, December 19th, 2009 - Vector Arena, Auckland - All Ages
Green Day will be hard at work tomorrow in Los Angeles, filming their video for the upcoming single "21 Guns" with director Marc Webb.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Don't forget to watch or record Green Day on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight on NBC June 2nd!!!
Monday, May 25th, 2009
Look for Green Day to perform on the MTV JAPAN Awards this Saturday!
VIVA LA GLORIA, a blog by Howie Klein, former President of Reprise Records: here.
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Green Day on David Letterman Tonight!
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Green Day on Colbert Nation Tonight at 11:30PM EST
and then tomorrow on Good Morning America at 8:30am EST
Friday, May 15th, 2009
21st Century Breakdown is in stores today!!!
Look for Green Day to perform on SNL tomorrow night (Saturday, May 16th)
The Colbert Report - May 21st.
Late Night With David Letterman - May 22nd.
Green Day Fans Flock To NYC To Meet The Band @ MTV: here.
Green Day is on the cover of the new issue of ROLLING STONE. Get it now!
Green Day's IDIOT CLUB will have pre-sales for these shows today!
7/03/09 - Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
7/11/09 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
7/13/09 - Chicago, IL (United Center)
7/14/09 - Detroit, MI (Palace of Auburn Hills)
7/20/09 - Boston, MA (TD Bank)
7/22/09 - Pittsburgh, PA (Mellon Arena)
7/24/09 - Hartford, CT (XL Center)
7/25/09 - Albany, NY (Times Union Center)
7/27/09 - New York, NY (MSG)
7/31/09 - Nashville, TN (Somet Center)
8/01/09 - Atlanta, GA (Gwinnet)
8/05/09 - Orlando, FL (Amway Arena)
8/08/09 - Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
8/09/09 - San Antonio, TX (AT & T Center)
8/13/09 - Omaha, NE (Qwest)
8/16/09 - Salt Lake City, UT (Energy Sol Arena)
8/18/09 - San Jose, CA (HP Pavilion)
8/20/09 - San Diego, CA (Cox Arena)
8/21/09 - Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay)
8/24/09 - Sacramento, CA (Arco Arena)
MTV posted their first interiew with Green Day in 1994: here.
Monday, May 11th, 2009
Green Day On 21st Century Breakdown: 'We're Capable Of Doing Anything''We just wanted to evolve naturally,' frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says of new LP. @ MTV: here.
For the first time ever, Green Day will be performing an exclusive show for their IDIOT CLUB members at New York's Bowery Ballroom on May 18th. This is the show you have been waiting for, join your fellow IDIOT CLUB members for a performance you will never forget! Head over to www.idiotclub.com and get more info!
Green Day are proud to announce their third supporting act on their upcoming US tour will be THE BRAVERY. THE BRAVERY will hit the road with Green Day from July 3rd - July 25th.
The first 500 people to purchase "21st Century Breakdown" beginning at 9 AM on Friday May 15th at the Best Buy at 44th St & 5Th location ONLY will receive a wristband* that allows you to get in line to have your CD signed by GREEN DAY! So, get there early to ensure your place in line.
Friday May 15th, 7pm
529 5th Ave (44th & 5th)
New York, NY 10017
*Only one wristband per person. First come, first served. No cameras/No photos. Call store for more details.
These tour dates go on sale FRIDAY:
07-04 Vancouver, BC GM Place
07-06 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
07-07 Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre
07-09 Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre
07-10 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome
07-16 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum
07-21 Philadelphia, PA Mellon Arena
08-03 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
08-11 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
08-12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
08-22 Phoenix, AZ US Air Arena
To purchase tickets click: here.
NEW SHOW ADDED!
Webster Hall, New York, NY
Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 9:00pm
Tickets will be available to purchase for the 5/19 Webster Hall show in New York City starting tomorrow (May 8) at 4:00pm EST. The only way to purchase tickets is online via Ticketmaster: here Tickets will be $49.50 each with a 2 ticket max.
Don't forget tomorrow you can stream the entire new album at Rhapsody and VH1!
Green Day are proud to announce their second supporting act on their upcoming US tour will be FRANZ FERDINAND. Franz Ferdinand will hit the road with Green Day from August 8th - August 26th.
Watch exclusive live videos from the recent show at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA as well as interviews with the band at Comcast.net/music/greenday!
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Green Day filmed an episode for "Live at Abbey Road" for the Sundance Channel. Look for future air dates: here.
Look for Green Day on the cover of the new issue of Billboard Magazine, out now!
Kerrang! Magazine features Green Day in the upcoming issue, don't miss it!
Green Day are playing live in Central Park on Friday, May 22nd as part of
ABC's "Good Morning America." If you want to see them, just go to Rumsey
Playfield via the 69th street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the
park opens to the public.
Check out a live performance of six new songs from Green Day's upcoming
album, 21st Century Breakdown, captured specifically for Verizon customers
during an exclusive recording session on April 24, 2009, at Studio 880 in
Oakland, Calif. The full-length set of new music, includes, 21st Century
Breakdown, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere, Last of the American Girls,
Murder City and 21 Guns. The first-ever, continuous V CAST Video stream
gives fans an exclusive 24-hour window to watch the premiere of these songs
from beginning to end on their wireless phones. The continuous video stream
can be found on V CAST-capable phones at V CAST Video/Music/Green Day
Monday, May 4th, 2009
Vickie Howell teams up with activist-knitter Adrienne Armstrong to present a groundbreaking volume that's part pattern book and part crafty call to action. They offer 31 stylish projects that use a variety of organic, recycled, and "green" yarns, including ones made from soy, corn, and hemp. More @ Lark Books: here.
Green Day tests new ground on way to "Breakdown" @ Reuters: here
Saturday, May 2nd,2009
Green Day announced, THE KAISER CHIEFS would be one of the opening bands on their upcoming tour July 27th - August 7th.
Rhapsody will start streaming "21st Century Breakdown" on May 8th. More info: here.
Green Day added a new show to their Europe Tour:
11-01 London, England
The Morning After 'American Idiot' @ NY Times: here.
This Monday the 4th, radio stations around the US and Canada will begin to
broadcast a Green Day radio special, featuring 7 songs from the new album,
along with an interview with the band. The broacast window for this event
is Monday the 4th through Thursday the 14th, so check your local station's
website to see if they're a part of this event, and check out the list of
Know Your Enemy
21st Century Breakdown
Before The Lobotomy
East Jesus Nowhere
Restless Heart Syndrome
International Film Channel's series, "Media Project" is back with an all new season 2. The trailer features Green Day's upcoming track, "21st Century Breakdown": here.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Green Day Say Being A Punk Band Is 'Ground Zero For Us' @ MTV: here
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Win a Mike Dirnt signature bass guitar @ iconvsicon.com:here.
Win a trip to see Green Day in Los Angeles @ Hottopic.com:here.
Check out Green Day on the cover of German Magazine, Visions.
Rolling Stone gives "21st Century Breakdown" 4.5 / 5 stars:here.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
"Know Your Enemy" CD Single Available Now!
Stop into your local Hot Topic store today to purchase an exclusive copy of "Know Your Enemy." The cd single features an unreleased studio track never before available! Get one before they're gone...
1). Know Your Enemy
2). Lights Out (unreleased song)
You can order it online: here
Monday, April 27th, 2009
If you already have the Green Day widget, then you know it has all of the
latest Green Day news, photos, videos, and lyrics. When you put the widget
on your page, everyone who goes to your page can keep up on all the latest
Green Day news.
Click "Grab & Share" in the bottom left corner of the widget to get the
embed code, then put it everywhere, including your blog, your Myspace page,
on Bebo, Buzznet, Hi5, on message boards, or anywhere else that you can
think of. You can also get it for your Facebook page here:
Take screenshots of everywhere that you embed the widget, and send them to
firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and shipping address. Five
winners will receive one of the 3,000 Limited Special Edition of 21st
Century Breakdown Vinyl/CD Art Book which can be seen here:
The contest ends on 5.15.09, the day the record comes out, so get started
Green Day will be performing two shows in Germany during the next few weeks
for radio station contest winners. May 7th - Berlin & May 9th - Cologne.
You can enter to win tickets exclusively through: Idiotclub.com
GreenDay.com just announced US TOUR DATE Venues:
7/3 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
7/4 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
7/6 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/7 - Saskatoon, SAS - Credit Union Centre
7/9 - Winnipeg, MAN - MTS Centre
7/10 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome
7/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
7/13 - Chicago, IL - United Center
7/14 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
7/16 - Hamilton, ONT - Copps Coliseum
7/17 - Ottawa, ONT - Scotiabank
7/18 - Montreal, QUE - Bell Centre
7/20 - Boston, MA - TD Bank
7/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
7/22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
7/24 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
7/25 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
7/27 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
7/29 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
7/31 - Nashville, TN - Somet Center
8/1 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinnet
8/3 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
8/4 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
8/5 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena
8/7 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
8/8 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
8/9 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
8/11 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
8/12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/13 - Omaha, NE - Qwest
8/15 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
8/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - ESA (Energy Sol Arena)
8/18 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
8/20 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
8/21 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay
8/22 - Phoenix, AZ - US Air Arena
8/24 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Forum
GREEN DAY LAUNCH FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR IN FOUR YEARS
MULTI-PLATINUM BAND HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM, 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN, TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON FRIDAY, MAY 15TH, 2009
Burbank, CA - Reprise Records' Grammy® Award-winning rock band Green Day will hit the road for their first European tour since 2005 beginning on September 28th, 2009, in Lisbon, Portugal. The tour, which launches after the band complete the first leg of their North American tour in August, will criss-cross Europe through the fall and finish up with a show in Turin, Italy, on November 12th.
Green Day are touring in support of their long-awaited eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released globally by Reprise Records on Friday, May 15th, 2009. 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 with producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins). The first single, "Know Your Enemy" was released globally to radio and digital retailers on April 16th. The video premiered globally, including on MTV and VH1's international channels, on April 24th.
Green Day recently performed 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety during a series of warm-up club shows for hometown fans in California's Bay Area. In its review of a show at Oakland's Fox Theater, U.S. magazine Rolling Stone commented that the band, augmented by guitarists Jason White and Jeff Matika, and keyboardist Jason Freese, had the "Quadrophenia-like hang of 21st Century Breakdown 's classic rock melodies and lifetime-punk drive down solid" and that the album is "rock opera in which the rock always comes first." "21st Century Breakdown is Green Day's best album," the reviewer concluded, "and at the Fox, they proved that the rock opera can be as punk as a Clash 45."
21st Century Breakdown is Green Day's first studio album since 2004's two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which went to No. 1 in nine countries (including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia), spent six weeks atop the European chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.
Green Day's upcoming European tour dates are as follows:
28 Lisbon, Portugal, Atlantico Pavilion (May 1st)
29 Madrid, Spain, Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad (May 1st)
01 Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi (May 1st)
02 Toulouse, France, Zenith (May 5th)
04 Paris, France, Bercy (May 5th)
05 Cologne, Germany, Cologne Arena (May 2nd)
07 Berlin, Germany, 02 World Arena (May 2nd)
08 Hamburg, Germany, Color Line Arena (May 2nd)
09 Copenhagen, Denmark, Forum (May 4th)
11 Stockholm, Sweden, The Globe (May 4th)
12 Oslo, Norway, Spectrum (May 4th)
16 Rotterdam, Netherlands, Ahoy (May 2nd)
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpalais (May 2nd)
19 Glasgow, Scotland, SECC (May 1st)
20 Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena (May 1st)
21 Dublin, Ireland, The 02 (May 1st)
23 London, England, The 02 (May 1st @10am)
24 London, England, The 02 (May 1st @10am)
26 Sheffield, England, Sheffield Arena (May 1st @10am)
27 Birmingham, England. LG Arena (May 1st @10am)
28 Birmingham, England, LG Arena (May 1st @10am)
30 Manchester, England, MEN Arena (May 1st @10am)
31 Manchester, England MEN Arena (May 1st @10am)
JOIN THE MOBILE LIST AND ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM
On May 15th, 10 people will be pulled at random from Green Day’s mobile list to win a limited special edition copy of “21st Century Breakdown”, which includes three 10” vinyl with each act from the album, plus a 60 page book of special artwork. If you haven’t already signed up to the list, click here. This is for US residents only.
And if you haven’t ordered it yet, click here to pre-order the special edition!
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Green Day's "Know Your Enemy" video premieres tomorrow, exclusively at MTV: here
Green Day have announced that they will hit the road for their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years beginning July 3rd in Seattle, WA. The first leg of the tour will cross North America through the summer and finish up with two shows in Los Angeles on August 26th.
3rd Seattle, WA
4th Vancouver, BC
6th Edmonton, AB
7th Saskatoon, SAS
9th Winnipeg, MAN
10th Fargo, ND
11th Minneapolis, MN
13th Chicago, IL
14th Detroit, MI
16th Hamilton, ONT
17th Ottawa, ONT
18th Montreal, QUE
20th Boston, MA
21st Philadelphia, PA
22nd Pittsburgh, PA
24th Hartford, CT
25th Albany, NT
27th New York, NY
29th Washington, DC
31st Nashville, TN
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5th Orlando, FL
7th New Orleans, LA
8th Houston, TX
9th San Antonio, TX
11th St. Louis, MO
12th Kansas City, MO
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Friday, April 17th, 2009
Billie Joe recently got interviewed by AOL.com, check it out here.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Green Day are ongoing supporters of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity and have once again donated to an auction to benefit Habitat families. Bid here on a cool Epiphone guitar and 100% of proceeds benefit Habitat families in need. While you're listening to the single and waiting for the new album to arrive, you can make a difference by supporting this cause that is important to the band. And win a killer guitar! Click to bid: here.
"Know Your Enemy, " the first single off of Green Day's upcoming album "21st Century Breakdown" is now available worldwide at all digital retailers. You can buy the single at iTunes: Here!
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Green Day's 'Know Your Enemy' Video: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes FootageClip will make its worldwide premiere on April 24 across MTV's networks, Web sites. More @ MTV: here.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
GreenDay.com posted the lyrics to all of the songs on "21st Century Breakdown"! Check them out: here.
Green Day announced through the Idiot Club that they would be performing this Tuesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Tickets are available to Idiot Club fans: here. They will also be on sale starting tomorrow after 5pm PST: here.
Thursday, April 10th, 2009
Green Day played another last minute show in San Francisco, CA last night at the DNA Lounge. Tickets were given out exclusively through the bands Official Fan Club: here.
Green Day to Release "Know Your Enemy" on April 16th, 2009 @ Yahoo.com: here.
Starting tomorrow if you live in Canada, you can text "GREENDAY" to 311311 for the "KNOW YOUR ENEMY" ringtone! (Data rates may apply)
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Green Day preview new album at Secret Show! @ SPIN: here.
At a surprise "band practice" in San Francisco, the pop-punk band play their upcoming album for 500 hundred lucky fans!
Monday, April 6th, 2009
News from GreenDay.com:
The opening tease of CBS Sports' 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game on Monday, April 6 (9:00 PM, ET) will feature :90 seconds from the song "Know Your Enemy," the first single from the long awaitednew album 21st Century Breakdown, due out Friday, May 15th,from Grammy® Awarding winning band Green Day.
Green Day will be performing on the 2009 Japan MTV MUSIC AWARDS (May 30th) according to a GreenDay.com posting today.
DJ Ross Star interviewed Director John Roecker who's "HEART LIKE A HAND GRENADE" documentary following around Green Day in the studio during their recording of American Idiot. Look for the interview to be posted: here.
Friday, March 13th, 2009
Green Day reissue entire catalog on vinyl @ SPIN: here.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Enter to win tickets if you live in the Los Angeles area at the Idiot Club: here.
Long-awaited album's title is subtly announced at Grammy Awards @ MTV: here.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
The GreenDay.com IDIOT CLUB just updated with this message:
"Coming in May 2009 GREEN DAY'S NEW ALBUM "21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN"
Don't miss the GRAMMY AWARDS tonight at 8pm on CBS. More info: here.
Watch the pre-show online at 4pm ET / 1pm PT: here.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Check out the new BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE! Order: HERE.
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
New pictures of Mr. Mike Dirnt at Photographer Ryan Russell's website: here. They were taken for a Macbeth footwear shoot recently.
Billie Joe Armstrong: Although Green Day’s Armstrong didn’t start out on a Les Paul, these days you can see him sporting his own signature edition of the Les Paul Junior. However don’t let the diminutive nature of Armstrong’s axe convince you that his tone is any less aggressive than his peers, because listening to the band’s opus American Idiot, it’s clear that the exact opposite is true. Green Day’s next album will reportedly be out next summer and we can’t wait to see what Armstrong is able to pull off with a little help from his Les Paul Jr. More @ Gibson.com: here.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Green Day friends, The Bouncing Souls are releasing a new DIY album in 2009. The first track is currently posted on their website and you can expect a new one on the first of each month. Check 'em out: here!
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Our Wish List For Blink-182, Linkin Park And More Rockers In 2009 @ MTV ASIA: here.
It's not like we're complaining. This year is already shaping up to be a pretty solid one, what with new albums expected from U2, Green Day, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Tokio Hotel and Mastodon.
Foxboro Hot Tubs, "Stop Drop and Roll!!!": While the world eagerly awaits the follow-up to 2004's "American Idiot" -- one of the decade's essential recordings -- Green Day sneaked out this playful collection of '50s-style garage rockers, under the pseudonym Foxboro Hot Tubs.