Green Day’s upcoming tour in support of their latest album ‘Revolution Radio‘ has been announced on their website. The first concert will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 1, according to Billboard.
The band Against Me!, will accompany Green Day on their 2017 shows as a supporting act. The tour will contain 24 dates spanning across the U. S. & Canada and ending at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California, on April 8.
Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ was released this year by Reprise Records and is currently available for download on all platforms.
Revolution Radio and Billie Joe Armstrong’s tweet against the term pop-punk
According to an article by Alternative Nation, Green Day’s latest effort has not been successful, its sales being “disappointing.” ‘Revolution Radio’ was just released this Friday, October 7, and will reportedly sell approximately 75,000 copies in its first week.
That album marked a shift in style and image for the band that became clearer with their follow-up ’21st Century Breakdown’ (2009), which sold reasonably, and their trilogy ‘Uno, Dos, Tré,’ from 2012, which AN names as a much proper successor to to ’21st Century’.
A December 31st tweet from Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer, lead guitar) stated that he was on a mission “to destroy the term ‘pop-punk’ forever.” A term they are responsible for building, as they are one of the signature bands of the genre, alongside acts like Blink-182.
An article from SPIN magazine noted that they probably did not want to specifically bring an end to the genre but only to the word itself, as they tried to push their limitations while bringing back some of the innovative sounds that characterized them decades ago.
Green Day: 30 years of music
The Californian three-piece act was formed in East Bay by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Pritchard (known as Mike Dirnt). They had a first drummer, John Kiffmeyer, who was eventually replaced by Frank Edwin Wright (known as Tré Cool), in 1990. An additional guitarist, Jason White, who toured with them since 1999, became an official member in 2012.
Green Day has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, their most recognizable album being ‘Dookie’ (1994). The band was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Presale tickets for the Revolution Radio tour will start to be offered this Wednesday via their official website. General public tickets start selling Friday, October 14.
Source: Rolling Stone