One of the most prominent punk rock bands of the past twenty years, Green Day first popped up in the California punk scene in ’87 and secured its major label debut in 1994 with Dookie. As of 2008, the Grammy-winning Dookie remains the band's best-selling album, with over 15 million copies s... More
One of the most prominent punk rock bands of the past twenty years, Green Day first popped up in the California punk scene in ’87 and secured its major label debut in 1994 with Dookie. As of 2008, the Grammy-winning Dookie remains the band's best-selling album, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Dookie at #193 on the list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, but they were still very successful, reaching double platinum and gold status. The greatest hits collection International Superhits picked up where Warning left off, going platinum The band’s 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the U.S. American Idiot was even turned into a Tony-award winning musical. The band's eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, was released on May 15, 2009 and won them the same Grammy category as Dookie: Best Rock Album. Having come full circle, Green Day has sold over 65 million records worldwide and 24.5 million in the US throughout their career and even got their own Rock Band game, alongside the Beatles Rock Band.
The band's upcoming release of album trilogy "¡Uno!," "¡Dos!," and "¡Tré!," will be released on staggered dates, "¡Uno!" on September 25, "¡Dos!" November 13 and "¡Tré!" January 15. After announcing the release of these albums, Green Day also revealed their next North American tour beginning late 2012. Green Day will hit up the stage with new tracks including "Nuclear Family," "Stay the Night," "Let Yourself Go" and "Carpe Diem" which are all on the first released album, "¡Uno!" Classic favorites such as "Welcome to Paradise," "Minority" and "St. Jimmy" will be saved for encores.