Green Day announce another 2012 festival headline slot

Band add a date in Italy to their European commitments for this autumn

Green Day have announced another European festival headline show for later this year.

The band, who confirmed earlier this year that they had entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2009’s ’21st Century Breakdown’, will headline I-Day festival in Bologna, Italy on September 2.

The Italian show is the third date the band have confirmed for 2012, having previously announced headline slots at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival and France’s Rock En Seine event. Both those shows will take place in August.

Over the weekend, the pop punk trio also debuted another video teaser on their official YouTube channel.

The video, shot in black and white, opens with the band standing in the studio with the sound of a scuzzy bass guitar playing in the background. A voice can then be heard saying: “We gonna do a new thing?”

While you can clearly hear drummer Tré Cool say, “I’m really digging our sound right now” towards the end of the 32 second video, other voices are garbled among feedback and drum rolls – leaving questions over how the new album will sound open to interpretation.

The band have previously said that their new ninth studio album will move away from the concepts of their last two records ‘American Idiot’ and ’21st Century Breakdown’ and be more straightforward.

Green Day’s American Idiot musical will tour the UK later this year.