Green Day Plots North American Tour Dates
With three new albums' worth of material to work with, Green Day has announced a late 2012/early 2013 run of North America that coincides with the upcoming releases of "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!."
The tour gets underway with a seven intimate West Coast dates in the fall, beginning on Nov. 26 at Seattle's Paramount Theatre. On Jan. 7, Green Day kicks off a proper arena trek in Green Bay, and wraps things up 21 dates later in Las Vegas.
Tickets for the North America leg of the veteran rock group's tour go on sale on Sept. 14 and 15, while members of the band's fan club, Idiot Club, will have a chance to snag them on Sept. 12. In addition, Green Day will perform at New York's Irving Plaza on Sept. 15 to help celebrate the launch of new streaming service Nokia Music.
"The whole process and the cycle is all about chaos," Billie Joe Armstrong told Billboard in July about the massive promotional plan for "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!," which will be released on Sept. 25, Nov. 13 and Jan. 15, respectively. "It's all about shooting from every single direction we possibly can. There's no format to what we do. There's no rules. And it's just a big breath of rock-and-roll fresh air, and it's a big fuck-you to everybody at the same time."
The trio saved favorites like "Welcome to Paradise," "St. Jimmy" and "Minority" for the encores, hitting the fans with one new track after another - "Nuclear Family," "Stay the Night," "Let Yourself Go" and "Carpe Diem" - the first four songs on its next release, "¡Uno!"
"Oh Love," the lead single from "¡Uno!," stays at No. 1 on this week's Rock Songs chart, marking a sixth week atop the chart. Last Tuesday the group premiered the official music video for "Kill The DJ," and on Thursday night Green Day performed "Let Yourself Go" at the MTV Video Music Awards. All three new songs will appear on "¡Uno!," which follows 2009's "21st Century Breakdown."
Here are the dates for Green Day's tour of North America:
Nov. 26 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Nov. 27 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
Nov. 29 Salem, OR Salem Armory Auditorium
Dec. 1 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 2 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre
Dec. 4 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Dec. 10 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Jan. 7 Green Bay, WI Resch Arena
Jan. 8 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Jan. 10 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 11 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center - Penn State Univ.
Jan. 13 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Jan. 14 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Jan. 16 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Jan. 18 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Jan. 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 21 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Jan. 22 Philadelphia, PA Liacourias Center - Temple University
Jan. 24 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Jan. 25 Portland, ME Cumberland Civic Center
Jan. 27 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
Jan. 29 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
Jan. 30 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center - Cleveland State Univ.
Feb. 1 Moline, IL I Wireless Center
Feb. 2 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Col
Feb. 4 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Arena
Feb. 6 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
Feb. 8 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena