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GREEN DAY announce Emirates Stadium show for June 2013


GREEN DAY
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ANNOUNCE MAJOR LONDON SHOW AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM ON JUNE 1ST 2013

Fresh from a rush of activity that has seen them play a surprise set at Reading, a triumphant intimate show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and the release of the single ‘Kill The DJ’, Green Day have now confirmed details of their first London stadium show in the capital since their famous Wembley Stadium show in the summer of 2010.

Green Day will headline the Emirates Stadium on June 1st 2013. Tickets will go on sale from 9.30am on Friday September 28th from www.gigsandtours.com and 0844 811 0051.

September 24th will see the release of Green Day’s new album ‘¡Uno!’ which is the first in a trilogy of albums which will be completed by ‘¡Dos!’ (released on November 12th), and ‘¡Tré!’ (January 14th 2013). The three albums are also available as an Ultimate Box Set which is currently available to pre-order.

The trilogy of albums are the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning ‘21st Century Breakdown’ and are being produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo in Green Day’s hometown of Oakland, CA.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives.  This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” said the members of Green Day. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy.  Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.  We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic as fuck!"

Green Day - vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool - were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Though they had already released two albums (1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), the band truly announced its arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.

Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with the 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. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll.

In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold ‘Know Your Enemy’ which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum ‘21 Guns’ which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with the Tony Award-winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement.  The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards.  The North American Tour of the stage musical is currently touring North America and will launch in the United Kingdom later this year.

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