Are they planning a 25th anniversary tour?
Green Day fans have grown excited after the band revealed that they’d been playing their classic album ‘Dookie’ in full during rehearsals.
The band’s 1994 pop-punk classic, containing the singles ‘Basket Case’, ‘Longview’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’ and ‘When I Come Around’, is a favourite among many fans. They previously performed the album in its entirety at Reading & Leeds 2013.
Now, it looks like they may be gearing up to do it again – after drummer Tre Cool shared the news on Instagram that they’d played the record in full during rehearsal:
With next year marking the album’s 25th anniversary, many fans are now speculating that they may be gearing up to take ‘Dookie’ on tour
This comes after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong denied claims that Green Day were splitting up, in the wake of the album ‘Love Is For Losers‘ with his new band The Longshot.
“Some of you are asking about Green Day and if there’s anything wrong, or if we’re breaking up,” said Armstrong. “The answer is: no.
“I am having some fun with some of my friends. I am what you call ‘a musician’. Some people have a hard time calling it that sometimes. With that said, shut the fuck up. You’re a fucking whiner, and I’m playing music because that’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s what people that play guitar, and drums, and bass, and they sing – this is what we do.”
He added: “So if you don’t like it, then fuck off. And if you do like it, come along, because it’s a lot of fun. Alright? Have a pleasant day.”
Meanwhile, Green Day are also believed to be working on a movie adaptation of their now seminal comeback album ‘American Idiot‘.
In 2016, Armstrong told NME that progress is well underway with the project, that HBO were behind it and that he’d be reprising his own Broadway role as the character St. Jimmy.
“That’s the plan right now, yeah,” said Armstrong. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.”