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Green Day Score Fourth UK Number One Album With Father Of All…

Father Of All… has hit the top of the UK charts, earning Green Day their fourth Number One album overall. Nice one, chaps!

Congratulations are in order for Green Day, who have just secured the fourth UK Number One album of their career!

Latest effort Father Of All… now joins 2004’s American Idiot, 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown and 2016’s Revolution Radio as the Oakland titans’ fourth full-length to hit the top spot on the Official Charts in the UK. In fact, the company also put together some of the band’s stats in anticipation of Father Of All… going to Number One, and revealed that American Idiot actually stayed in the Top 100 for a whopping 125 weeks. Phew.

As for Green Day’s latest release, in the UK Father Of All… has so far had just over 23,000 chart sales, with 3,800 of those being on vinyl – “this week’s best-seller on wax”, the Official Charts note.

Read this next: Every rock album that reached Number One in the UK charts

Discussing how they approached the making of Father Of All… with Kerrang! last year, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong explained: “It wasn’t like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna get the band together and we’re gonna do this!’ There was no definitive moment where it was like (clenches fists and puts on a dramatic voice), ‘And now we are going to make magic together!’ It was more like, ‘Let’s make a mess and see where this thing goes…’”

“Do you want to go back and do the same old thing?” drummer Tré Cool mused of their mindset coming out of the cycle for Father Of All’s predecessor, Revolution Radio. “We don’t want to do what everyone would expect us to do, so it was just kinda mischief and making it fun. That was the bottom line of it.”

Catch Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer on The Hella Mega Tour at the following dates this year. Tickets are on sale now.

June

13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Glasgow Green
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena

July

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

August

1 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
5 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
8 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

November

8 Perth, Australia – HBF Park
11 Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
14 Sydney, Australia – Bankwest Stadium
17 Brisbane, Australia – Suncorp Stadium
20 Dunedin, New Zealand – Forsyth Barr Stadium
22 Auckland, New Zealand – Mt Smart Stadium

Read this next: Billie Joe Armstrong explains why the title of the new Green Day album is censored

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