1994 album sold over 20 million copies worldwide
Green Day‘s third album ‘Dookie’ celebrates its 25th anniversary today (February 1) and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been sharing his thoughts on their landmark LP.
The 1994 album, their debut on a major label, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and it spawned five hit singles, including ‘Longview’, ‘Basket Case’ and ‘When I Come Around’.
‘Dookie’ also made it to Number 2 in the US Billboard charts and Number 13 in the UK albums chart at the time.
It is also the band’s best-selling album of their career.
Sharing his thoughts on Instagram, Billie Joe wrote: “Random thoughts and gratitude for the 25 year anniversary of the big D. We wanted to think of something special to do but we couldn’t quite come up with anything.. Maybe play the record in its entirety at the pyramids in Egypt. Or jam it Machu Picchu ? Exclusive in Viggiano.? Never quite came to fruition.. But never despair. 2019 still has time.”
He went on to reflect on his memories during the recording sessions of their breakthrough album and admitted “having a lot of uncertainty about our future but not giving a shit. Wanting and dreading to be a rock star.. if that’s even possible.” You can view the post below.
Earlier this month, Bille Joe unveiled a new ‘Dookie’ themed guitar pedal on Instagram, ahead of the album’s 25 year anniversary.
Last year, the band also revealed that they had been rehearsing ‘Dookie’ in full, suggesting that an anniversary tour might be on the horizon. They previously performed the album in its entirety at Reading & Leeds Festival in 2013.