Green Day announce huge outdoor show for October

Pop punkers will celebrate the release of '¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!' in New Orleans

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Green Day will headline the Voodoo Music Experience festival in New Orleans later this year.

The pop punk veterans are currently working on their new albums '¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!', which are due out across the end of this year and will headline the three-day festival in the midst of that.

'¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!' will be released in three stages, with the first album coming out in September, the second in November and third and final album on January 12 2013. Voodoo Music Experience takes place from October 26 – 28 and so comes after the release of '¡Uno!' and before '¡Dos!' comes out. Green Day are the only band confirmed for the festival so far.

Green Day will also play headline shows at Japan's Summer Sonic festival and France's Rock En Seine in August and a headline slot at I-Day festival in Bologna, Italy on September 2 as well as three shows in Germany in late August.

Although the band currently have no UK dates scheduled, their American Idiot musical will tour later this year. The musical will be in the UK for three months, ending up with a two-week run at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo in December.

You can watch a video of NME's pick of Green Day's 10 best songs by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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