GREEN DAY LAUNCH FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN OVER THREE YEARS

Reprise Records’ Grammy ®Award winning rock band 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 will finish up with a show in Los Angeles on August 25th.

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 to radio and digital retailers on April 16th.

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