Green Day will welcome fans to paradise on their forthcoming The Saviors Tour, by playing Dookie and American Idiot in full each night.
Just days out from the release of Saviors, the pop-punk veterans confirm they’ll perform the classic albums on each and every date of the stadium tour, along with “a bunch of your other favorites, new and old, all summer long.”
Hints have been flying left and right, though Rock Hall inductees announced details for the first time this week.
Timing is everything. Dookie this year celebrates its 30th anniversary with the release of a deluxe edition and a surprise club show in Las Vegas last October, where the trio performed the 1994 LP in full, from “Burnout” to “F.O.D.,” and, of course, the hidden track “All By Myself”.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the crowd at Fremont Country Club that 2024 would be a massive year for the band and its fans. “We are doing a big tour next year,” explained on the night. “It is going to be Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and Linda Lindas.”
American Idiot is enjoying its own milestone, its 20th anniversary. The band threw a lyrical grenade during their set Dec. 31 on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, when they tweaked the politically charged lyrics to the title track, for a swipe at Donald Trump and the MAGA movement.
Released in 2004, American Idiot was the first of the band’s three No. 1 albums, logging three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and, for a time, allowing Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt to authoritatively boast at being the world’s biggest rock band.
The North America leg is slated to start July 29 at Nationals Park, Washington, DC. Before that, a tour of the U.K. and Europe is locked-in with Nothing but Thieves, the Hives, Donots, the Interrupters, and Maid of Ace, kicking off May 30 at O Son Do Camiño in Monto Do Gozo, Spain.
Produced by Live Nation, this will be the band’s first major tour since the 120-date 2016–17 Revolution Radio tour and the 29-date, 2021–22 Hella Mega Tour alongside Weezer and Fall Out Boy.
The trek is announced ahead of the release of Saviors this Friday, Jan. 19. The band’s 14th studio album, Saviors is the followup to 2020’s Father of All Motherf—ers, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.