Green Day has confirmed it will release “Awesome As F**k,” a new live CD with an accompanying bonus DVD, in March. The band announced the news via an online video trailer that debuted on YouTube today (Jan. 10).
Video: Green Day’s “Awesome As F**k” Trailer
Green Day first revealed it was working on a live album at an August 2010 concert in Denver, where the punk trio told fans the show was being recorded and unveiled a new track, “Cigarettes and Valentines.” Though it’s been widely rumored that “Awesome As F**k will drop on Mar. 15 ever since a listing for the set on the Amazon UK store included that date, a rep for the band tells Billboard.com that an exact street date has not been locked in yet.
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“Awesome As F**k” marks the second live release for Green Day, after 2005’s “Bullet in a Bible.” The band’s last studio album, “21st Century Breakdown,” was released in 2009 and has sold 1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while prior album “American Idiot” sold 6 million and spawned a Broadway musical of the same name. After taking over the role of St. Jimmy in the production for one week in September, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong rejoined “American Idiot” on Broadway on New Year’s Day, for another run of 50 dates ending Feb. 27.
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