Green Day to Release Album Trilogy Starting in September
Green Day’s most recent two records, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, were both rock operas that went on to inspire a Broadway musical. So it’s only fitting that the band continue there recent ambitious trend. Which is exactly what is happening.
Yesterday it was announced that the group currently is recording three different albums that will be released as a trilogy late this year and in early 2013. The three albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, are currently being recorded in Oakland, Calif., and the first will be released September 25.
The other two albums in the trilogy will follow shortly thereafter, with ¡Dos! Scheduled for release on November 13 and ¡Tré! coming on January 15, 2013. The band released a statement saying that the trilogy is the product of creative streak for the group.
“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” said the band in a press release. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves… We are going epic!”
The announcement comes a couple months after Green Day started on the album, but apparently the plans have expanded during that time.
“Happy Valentine’s day! Officially started recording the new record today,” tweeted singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong. Apparently the writing process has been a long time in the making, according to a post on the band’s website last year referring to some then-new songs the band had been performing live.
“We have been in jamming and writing new songs for the last few months,” said the statement. “It felt great to play these new Green Day songs live and share our “work in progress”.. Stay tune for more!”
The band currently does not have an extensive tour schedule, likely keeping time available for recording, though they will play a handful of summer festival dates in Japan and Europe. The group’s website says more dates will be added soon.