The boys are to play the August Bank Holiday weekend festival bashes...

GREEN DAY are to play the CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVAL at READING and LEEDS, and are also lined up to appear at GLASGOW GREEN on the August Bank Holiday weekend, NME.COM can reveal.

The band have been in Japan recently, and according to their official site [url=]www.greenday.com are currently firming up a US tour.

Their UK festival dates are Reading August 24, Leeds 25 and Glasgow on the 26th, confirming that the festival – which was first held last year and mirrored the Reading and Leeds line-ups – will take place for a second year. Other Green Day dates are expected to be announced in Europe soon.

Meanwhile, they have an appearance on The David Letterman Show lined up for April 27 and are to feature on a VH1 “Behind The Music” special.