AFI and Green Day announce their summer tour to begin in August

Green Day
Green Day
In a double bill that is sure to set any punk rocker’s heart aflame, AFI and Green Day have announced they will hit the road together for a late summer tour beginning August 3rd. The tour will mark another piece of joint history for the two iconic bands who both got their starts in the Nor Cal scene. While both bands have come a long way from their Gilman days the tour will give fans the chance to experience an epic night of music rooted in the East Bay!

AFI has been touring tirelessly in support of their recent release, Crash Love, and will also be headlining Bamboozle Left this coming Saturday, March 27th, in Anaheim, California. For fans who can’t make it to Bamboozle, check out AFI’s tourdates with Green Day below and keep checking www.AFireInside.net as new dates will be added soon.

August
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center On Sale 4/3
5 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center On Sale 4/17
9 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
11 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live On Sale 4/9
12 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater On Sale 4/2
14 Holmdel, NJ PNC On Sale 3/26
16 Boston, MA Comcast Center On Sale 3/27
18 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre On Sale 3/27
23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater On Sale 3/26
26 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center On Sale 4/2
28 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater On Sale 3/27
30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion On Sale 4/3
31 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sale TBA

September
2 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre On Sale 4/2

Green Day Rock Band to be released on Xbox 360 and PS3

Green Day Rock Band
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award winning group Green Day, along with Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records today announced that Green Day: Rock Band™, the full standalone music video game experience that celebrates Green Day’s historic career and genre-defining albums will launch worldwide June 8, 2010, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.

Green Day: Rock Band allows players to step onto the stage and into the shoes of Green Day, the multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning band that jump-started the punk-pop revival and has continued to pave the way for American rock music into the 21st century. Taking on the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool, players progress through the story and history of Green Day, gaining access into the band’s media vault, where they can unlock more than 100 collectible images, and more than 40 minutes of rare and unreleased video from interviews, outtakes and performances.

Featuring the three-part vocal harmony technology Harmonix introduced with the award-winning The Beatles™: Rock Band™, Green Day: Rock Band gives players access to an incredible setlist of 47 tracks that span the band’s career including “Brain Stew,” “Jaded,” “Hitchin’ a Ride,” “American Idiot,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”All 47 tracks are fully exportable, providing players with the opportunity to play the songs in Rock Band™, Rock Band 2™ and the recently announced Rock Band™3![1] In addition, the six Green Day tracks already available in the Rock Band Music Store as downloadable content can be played in Green Day: Rock Band with added vocal harmonies, unique performance visuals, and exclusive archival material.

Green Day: Rock Band pricing is as follows:
Green Day: Rock Band standalone game for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 system

* US MSRP $59.99

Green Day: Rock Band standalone game for Wii system

* US MSRP $49.99

Green Day: Rock Band Plus for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 system (US/Canada only)

* US MSRP $69.99
* Includes special packaging, export and six Green Day DLC tracks ($22 total value)

Green Day: Rock Band will be released simultaneously in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii. The game is compatible with all Rock Band™ instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.

This latest Rock Band title aims to encapsulate the spirit and energy of a band that has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and been hailed as one of the best live acts touring today. Green Day has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Performance for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot and Record of the Year for their smash hit “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Earlier this year, Green Day released their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, on 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,” and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

Green Day: Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.

Green Day: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) is serving as distribution partner for the game.

Green Day release video for “21 Guns” and latest news

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Green Day
Green Day has just premiered the video for their new single, “21 Guns,” exclusively on MySpace Music. The video was helmed by noted director Marc Webb, who has lensed clips for such artists as My Chemical Romance, Weezer, and All-American Rejects, and is making his feature film directorial debut in July with (500) Days of Summer.

“21 Guns” is the second single from the band’s latest 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, 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,” also topped the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.

Over the past month, Green Day has continued to work with MySpace Music for the promotion of 21st Century Breakdown. During the week of the album’s release, they played an exclusive concert in New York City which was filmed for the site’s premiere online concert program, The List. The performance can now be seen on The List’s official MySpace profile.

In other Green Day news, the band has been nominated for three 2009 Teen Choice Awards, which are voted on by teens aged 13 to 19 and honor the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, television, and fashion. Green Day has been nominated in the following categories — Choice Music: Rock Group, Choice Music: Album, for 21st Century Breakdown, and Choice Music: Rock Track for “Know Your Enemy.”

This year’s show will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 9th, and air the next day, Monday, August 10th, on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are preparing 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.

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown – review

“21st Century Breakdown” is Green Day’s best-selling trio’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning Punk Rock opera “American Idiot,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

Green Day - "21st Century Breakdown"
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Artist: Green Day
Title: 21st Century Breakdown
Label: Reprise
Rating: 7/10

Corporate line: “21st Century Breakdown” is Green Day’s best-selling trio’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning Punk Rock opera “American Idiot,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide. “21st Century Breakdown” is divided into three acts: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades,” and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include “Know Your Enemy”, “21 Guns”, “East Jesus Nowhere”, “Before the Lobotomy”, and “Restless Heart Syndrome.”

Tracks:

“21st Century Breakdown” – Goes right for the Bush administration and its love for death and destruction and throws in a Wings-type bridge for good measure. And if you agree you’ll surely enjoy singing along to “scream America scream/ Believe what you see from heroes and cons/”

“Know Your Enemy” – The sentiment is clear and agreeable for most—probably all of those who listen to Green Day. But the song itself isn’t groundbreaking nor does it hold a candle to “American Idiot” and its pure urgency. It’s fairly lame paint by the numbers rock.

“Viva La Gloria” – Cute. But forgettable.

“Before The Lobotomy” – Starts slow and beautiful and then bursts alive. It should have stayed with the slower opening pace because as it bursts to life it also loses all its soul—that is until about the four minute mark where it actually gets exciting again and then ends shortly thereafter.

“Christian’s Inferno” – Skip it. Seriously.

“Last Night on Earth” – Unlike the other apocalyptical track “Christian’s Inferno,” this is gorgeous. It actually sounds unlike anything Green Day has done before. It shows that they can be a seriously good band from top to bottom. Best song, period.

“East Jesus Nowhere” – Someone told me that this track sounded like a Marilyn Manson song. They were right. It sounds all too familiar.

“Peacemaker”- I hate to say that this reminds me of Muse’s “Knights of Cydonia” but, well, it does. Too bad it’s not nearly as good.

“Last of the American Girls” – Even more daring, this sounds like Muse’s “Starlight.” Muse’s album was a concept album, too. Coincidence? Sorry. I’m a Green Day fan so it’s hard for me to draw that conclusion. But it sounds very, very similar.

“Murder City” – Another forgettable track.

“Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl]” – This version of Gloria was better than the last.

“Restless Heart Syndrome” – This is a really odd song because I’d have never guessed that it was a Green Day song. It could be on an Oasis album. I can’t imagine Green Day fans like this song and yet I find it extremely interesting and oddly good.

“Horseshoes and Handgrenades” – The first punk track. But its not as good as Green Day has been in the past.

“The Static Age” – Ugh.

“21 Guns” – I hate to say it, but I could see someone singing this on American Idol. It’s a pop song—the kind the ‘80s metal bands used to write. Seriously, it’s not that bad. Maybe its like candy, you know its bad for you and yet you can’t stop yourself.

“American Eulogy: Mass Hysteria/Modern World” – Yawn.

“See The Light” – Pretty.. Ditto “21 Guns.”

Finally: This is no Muse “Black Holes and Revelations” for certain. It’s not even Ziggy Stardust. It’s sort of going more for that Who generational angst. The question remains: does that matter? Yes. It’s a bit of a false revolution here. Obama is in office. The clouds seem to have parted and there is sunshine and rainbows. Green Day had perfect timing when they launched “American Idiot” but the shine is gone for “21st Century Breakdown.”

But then again “21st Century Breakdown” is fun to listen to and at the end of the day that is often all that matters.

Green Day “Know Your Enemy” video

First Single “Know Your Enemy” Remains No. 1 at Alternative Radio

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Green Day
21st Century Breakdown, Green Day’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album, is being released worldwide today, Friday May 15th, by Reprise Records. The album is the follow-up to 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

Produced by Butch Vig, 21st Century Breakdown has already earned rapturous reviews from top media outlets, such as Rolling Stone, which called it “even more ambitious than American Idiot” and “a record of die-hard punk ideals…tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement,” and the New York Times, which noted in an Arts & Leisure cover story that in its drive to top themselves “Green Day has dared to offer something far denser and more demanding: a whirlwind of thoughts about activism, redemption, and destruction. The rage and sorrows of American Idiot are pushed even further in 21st Century Breakdown, in songs where idealism and the urge to annihilate are constantly grappling, never far apart.”

The album’s first single, “Know Your Enemy” is already capturing the imagination of listeners across the country. It has been No. 1 at Alternative radio for three weeks and is the band’s ninth No. 1 single at the format, making them the artist with the second most No. 1’s of all-time at Alternative.

Additionally, Green Day will set televisions ablaze with scheduled performances on: the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 16th, The Colbert Report on May 21st, the first concert of Good Morning America’s 2009 Summer Concert Series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on May 22nd and The Late Show with David Letterman on May 22nd. On Sunday, May 24th, CBS Sunday Morning will air its first in depth interview with Green Day shot in Oakland last month.

Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are preparing to launch their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years. The tour begins 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 www.greenday.com for all cities, venues, and ticket on-sale dates.

Green Day announes tour of United States and Canada

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Green Day
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.

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.

Green Day recently performed 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety during a series of warm-up club shows for hometown fans in the Bay Area. In its review of a show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, 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 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

Green Day’s upcoming North American tour dates are as follows:

July

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

August

1st Atlanta, GA

3rd Tampa, FL

4th Miami, FL

5th Orlando, FL

7th New Orleans, LA

8th Houston, TX

9th San Antonio, TX

11th St. Louis, MO

13th Omaha, NE

15th Denver, CO

16th Salt Lake City, UT

18th San Jose, CA

20th San Diego, CA

21st Las Vegas, NV

22nd Phoenix, AX

24th Sacramento, CA

25th Los Angeles, CA

Green Day to release 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day
Green Day
Green Day’s long-awaited eighth studio album, entitled “21st Century Breakdown,” on Friday, May 15th, 2009. The album is the best-selling trio’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.

21st Century Breakdown is divided into three acts: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades,” and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far. Songs include “Know Your Enemy”, “21 Guns”, “East Jesus Nowhere”, “Before the Lobotomy”, and “Restless Heart Syndrome.” In a recent feature, Rolling Stone called the album “even more ambitious than American Idiot” and “a record of die-hard punk ideals…tightly scripted, continually ascending classic-rock excitement.”

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 and are currently making finishing touches with producer Butch Vig, who is known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, and many others.

The first single from 21st Century Breakdown is “Know Your Enemy,” which will impact radio and be available for purchase from all online retailers this April.

Green Day announces tour

Green Day’s side project Foxboro Hot Tubs is releasing an album on May 20 in the US.

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Green Day’s side project Foxboro Hot Tubs is releasing an album on May 20 in the US.

Foxboro Hot Tubs dates:

Little Rock, AR, Juanita’s Cantina (May 19)
New Orleans, LA, One Eyed Jack’s (20)
Dallas, TX, The Loft (21)
Austin, TX, Emo’s (22)
Phoenix, AZ, The Brick House (25)
San Diego, CA, Soma (Sidestage) (26)
Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy (27)
Long Beach, CA, Alex’s Bar (28)