Green Day are set to release their documentary film, ‘¡Cuatro!’, on August 26.
The film will come out as a CD/DVD, alongside the band’s ‘¡Tré!’ album – the final part of the punk band’s recent ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ trilogy – which was first released at the start of the year.
The film received its world premiere at the Winter X Games back in January, and also screened at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March. The behind-the-scenes documentary, directed by Tim Lynch, looks at the process of making ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’, as well as showing footage from the band’s 2012 Stateside shows. Click above to see a trailer for the film.
Of the film Mike Dirnt, the band’s bassist, previously said: “¡Cuatro! brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records.”
Green Day played London’s Emirates Stadium – the huge 60,000 capacity venue commonly used by Arsenal Football Club – earlier this summer, setting a new gig attendance record for the venue. The band took to the stage at the north London enormodome on June 1 to play a hit-packed set which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.
The venue sold out all 60,000 tickets for the first time. Other acts including Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen have played sell-out shows at the Emirates Stadium in the past but their attendance figures were lower due to different staging and seating configurations.
Green Day return to the UK later this month to headline Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23 and 24. They performed at Reading last year, delighting fans by playing a secret set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday morning.