Green Day Gear Up For Release of 'International Superhit' This Fall
- Press Release
August 1, 2001
DVD CONTAINING ALL THE BAND'S VIDEOS ALSO ON TAP;
HBO 'REVERB' PERFORMANCE SET TO DEBUT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
Since the 1989 release of their 1000 Hours EP, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, TRE COOL and MIKE DIRNT have been known for their own brand of punk rock with soaring pop hooks and probing lyrics about people whose lives have gone off the rails but whom still manage to hold on. This fall GREEN DAY will release INTERNATIONAL SUPERHITS (Reprise), a collection featuring 19 of the band's most popular tracks. This retrospective album will also feature two brand new songs that are set to be recorded in Oakland in early September with
producer Jerry Finn. In addition, the 21-track album which charts the group's evolution will be accompanied by a DVD featuring all of the band's music videos (exact date TBA).
Beginning with the breakthrough debut single "Longview," the songs on INTERNATIONAL SUPERHITS will represent each of the band's multi-platinum or platinum Reprise albums: 1994's DOOKIE, 1995's INSOMNIAC, 1997's NIMROD and 2000's WARNING. Other songs appearing on SUPERHITS include "Basketcase," "Brain Stew," "Time Of Your Life" and "Minority"-all of which have defined
the modern rock radio era.
Writing about a show earlier this year, Michael D. Clark of the Houston Chronicle noted in his live review (January 15): "GREEN DAY has never
released a concert album or a greatest-hits package, but all must have left this show wishing they would. One doesn't realize how many hits this band has had until it plays them back to back. Let's put it this way: As with all great punk music, GREEN DAY's songs are an average of three minutes long. On this night the band played for two hours, and almost every one of the songs
(except for a half-dozen new tracks) had been on the radio at one time or another."
Meanwhile, highlights of GREEN DAY's June 26 Asbury Park concert--part of their in-progress concert leg--can be seen on HBO's "Reverb,"debuting Wednesday, August 15 at 8:00 PM.
In other news, GREEN DAY will head overseas for a European tour which kicks off August 16 in Switzerland. Current tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
Thurs 8/16 Arrenes, Switzerland Rock Oz Arena
Sat 8/18 Erfurt, Germany Highfield Festival
Sun 8/19 Cologne, Germany Bizarre Festival
Tues 8/21 Berlin, Germany Columbia-halle
Wed 8/22 Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freiheit
Fri 8/24 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Sat 8/25 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Sun 8/26 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Green Festival