Green Day’s First Studio Album Since 2004 To Be Released in May
First Published: March 25, 2009 7:22 PM EDT Credit: Phil Mucci
BURBANK, CALIF. -- Green Day’s long-awaited eighth studio album, “21st Century Breakdown,” will be released on Friday, May 15, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
The album is the trio’s first studio album since 2004’s Grammy-winning “American Idiot,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.
“21st Century Breakdown” is divided into three acts: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades,” and follows a young couple, Christian and Gloria, through the mess and promise of the century so far.
Songs include “Know Your Enemy”, “21 Guns,” “East Jesus Nowhere,” “Before the Lobotomy,” and “Restless Heart Syndrome.”
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording “21st Century Breakdown” since early 2006.
The first single from the album is “Know Your Enemy,” which will hit radio and be on sale in April.
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