Green Day Lining Up Fall Tour
Green Day will hit the road in North American this fall with rock act New Found Glory in tow, a group spokesperson confirms.Green Day will hit the road in North American this fall with rock act New Found Glory in tow, a group spokesperson confirms. The routing is not yet finalized but is expected to get underway Oct. 19 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Up-and-coming rock outfit Sugarcult will round out the bill.
Green Day will be touring in support of its new album, "American Idiot," due Sept. 21 via Reprise. The title track and first single is due to impact next week at U.S. radio outlets; snippets of the cut can be previewed on the group's official Web site.
Before the fall tour, Green Day will play a handful of dates closer to the album's release at which it will perform "American Idiot" in full. The group also has several international dates on tap before summer's end, beginning Aug. 7-8 at Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, as well as an appearance in mid-October at New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival.
"American Idiot" is the follow-up to 2000's "Warning," which debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Green Day has also contributed the previously unreleased song "Favorite Son" to Fat Wreck Chords' "Rock Against Bush Vol. 2" compilation, due Aug. 10. The set features tracks from Foo Fighters, Bad Religion, No Doubt and Yellowcard, among others.