Green Day Announce New Album, Father Of All…, And Stream Title-Track
Huge news! Green Day back with a (hella) mega announcement: as well as unveiling tour dates for a huge run with Fall Out Boy, Weezer and The Interrupters, the punk rock kings have also announced their brand-new album.
The record – the follow-up to 2016’s ace Revolution Radio – is titled Father Of All…, and comes complete with an American Idiot-style album sleeve with a unicorn on it. As well as announcing the full-length (due out early next year), Green Day are streaming the brilliant two-and-a-half-minute title-track – check it out below.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says of the song and the record: “Well, we recorded an album and it’s called Father of All… its song title is also that. It’s got a unicorn on the cover. It’s rainbow, bright. It’s got a horn and it’s got funny eyes. Yeah, we made a new record and we’re really excited, it’s only 26 minutes long, so it’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think since Dookie or Insomniac.”
He also says of the tone of Father…: “There’s a lot of depression, but with a sense of humour. But also just kind of the way the world works right now where everything is, I think it’s just, we live in just the time of complete and total chaos – or else we’ve always been, but now it’s turned up to Trump. So it’s just trying to reflect what’s going on. And it’s not really writing like political songs, but just writing stuff that, just the shit that you see every day. [American Idiot was the] good old days. Remember when we just had two wars going on? It’s like, ‘Yeah.’ Anyways, yeah, the we live definitely in the craziest of times right now.”
Stream Father Of All… (the single) below:
The album artwork looks like this:
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If that’s not enough for you, Green Day are on the cover of the brand-new issue of Kerrang!, on sale from Wednesday, September 11. You can get it anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk right now, or if you’re a UK resident then it’s available from all good newsagents.
Catch Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and The Interrupters (U.S. only) on the Hella Mega Tour next summer. Tickets go on sale September 20 at 10am local time.
The Hella Mega Tour 2020
13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Bellahouston Park
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
17 Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field
01 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
05 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
06 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
08 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
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