In the wake of announcing their three new albums, punk rock band, Green Day, also revealed their North American tour dates for late 2012 and early 2013. The tour, “¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!,” is set to kick off November 26 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA.
The band will then travel cross-country to the east coast and Canada before heading back out west for their big finale. 28 venues are included in the tour which will conclude at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on February 8 before heading overseas.
The tour will begin at more intimate venues in November and December but the last 21 tour dates in January and February will be in larger arenas. New England stops will include the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH and the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT in January.
Green Day got its start in 1987 with members of the present trio, lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and backing singer and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, drummer Tre Cool joined the group.
In 1994, Green Day’s success finally took off. The band released their first major label debut, “Dookie.” After falling off the radar for a while, their album “American Idiot” sparked a comeback in 2004. This album appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. They continued to have success with their release of the album “21st Century” in 2009. The band also created a Broadway production, “American Idiot: The Musical” which saw some success.
The band’s upcoming release of album trilogy “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” and “¡Tré!,” was what ignited the tour. The albums will be released on staggered dates, “¡Uno!” on September 25, “¡Dos!” November 13 and “¡Tré!” January 15.
Billie Joe Armstrong told Billboard in July about the promotional plan for the three albums. He said, “The whole process and the cycle is all about chaos. 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.”
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.
Though there is no word yet as to who will be joining Green Day on their tour, speculation is underway and no matter who it is, the show is sure not to disappoint. Grab your tickets for the North American tour dates here.