After nearly 40 years spent performing together, Green Day shows no sign of slowing down. The rock band has returned with their fourteenth studio album, a rock record entitled Saviors.
The new album follows 2020’s Father of All Motherf***ers but the band doesn’t necessarily see it as a follow-up to that record. Rather, Saviors was created to bridge two of Green Day’s earlier LPs, 1994’s Dookie and the 2004’s hit – and their most popular album to date – American Idiot.
“Did I want it to be an old-school Green Day punk record, or did I want to do something that felt more lush and stadiumlike?” Billie Joe Armstrong told Vulture. “When we saw it come together, I remembered thinking, Oh, this is the connection. Saviors does feel like a trifecta with Dookie and American Idiot where it feels like a life’s work.”
“I went from not knowing what the hell I was doing, to going, ‘Oh gosh, we managed to bridge the gap between those two huge albums,” he continued.
Saviors spans 15 tracks and runs just over 45 minutes. It also happens to arrive on the years of the 20th anniversary of American Idiot and the 30th anniversary of Dookie. In celebration of the new album, the band will be playing all three albums in full each night of their upcoming tour. The run is slated to kick off on July 29 in Washington, DC.
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