The Green Day boys are going back to their roots with a club tour.
The U.S. rockers, who have won five Grammy Awards, two BRITS and countless other accolades, are more likely to be found selling out stadiums than singing to fans in a club, but have decided to shun big venues in favour of more intimate settings for a 12-stop tour of North America and Canada.
Kicking proceedings off at St. Louis’ The Pageant on 20 September (16), the band, made up of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, will tour their native U.S. before heading to locations in Chicago, New York and Toronto, among others.
Once the North American leg of the tour wraps on 20 October (16), the group will head to Europe and resume their usual arena venues. Starting in Italy, Green Day will take in dates across the continent, ending in Germany in June 2017.
The tour will be supporting Green Day’s 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which hits shelves in October (16).
Much like the stripped back gigs, the musicians also chose to do their own thing on the new record. Rather than work with outside producers on Revolution Radio, Billie, Mike and Tre self-produced the material.
“This time I just wanted to feel the freedom of just depending on ourselves and getting in a room,” Billie told Rolling Stone. “There’s no in-between person, and we’re forced to sort of be in there with each other.
“Tre’s drumming on this record is I think the best he’s ever done. I could say the same with Mike’s bass playing.”