GREEN DAY TO RELEASE
GREATEST HITS: GOD’S FAVORITE BAND NOVEMBER 17TH
INCLUDES NEW SONG “BACK IN THE USA,” A NEW DUET WITH COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR MIRANDA LAMBERT ON “ORDINARY WORLD” PLUS 20 HITS FROM THE DAWN OF CREATION TO PRESENT DAY
“The most influential band of their generation.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Green Day and their music give purpose when it’s needed most.” – Alternative Press
“Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of Kiss, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.” – Rolling Stone
LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 12, 2017 – Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day will release Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band on November 17th. The playlist includes 20 hits spanning the band’s prolific 31 years as a band, plus a brand new song called “Back In The USA” and a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously collaborated with Lambert at the 56th annual Grammy® Awards in 2014 for a live duet in tribute of the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.
Off the heels of their wildly successful Revolution Radio World which included stops at the Oakland Coliseum, Wrigley Field and the Rose Bowl, comes Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band — available everywhere on November 17th. Physical pre-orders are available now at www.greenday.com. See below for a complete track listing.
On March 22nd, God miraculously came down to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as “God‘s Favorite Band” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When God speaks people listen, and that day God bestowed upon Green Day the title: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. The collection chronicles the sonic journey of one of the most essential and dynamic rock bands in recent history. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day achieved breakout success with 1994’s Dookie which has sold over 10 million copies to date in the U.S. alone. Widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, Green Day would go on to release Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000). In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention and sold more than six million copies in the U.S. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The band went on to release the critically acclaimed 21st Century Breakdown (2009) and the album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré (2012).
Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, People proclaimed: “The punk vets still have a tattooed finger on the national pulse.”
Last month, Billie Joe Armstrong performed “Ordinary World” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon before a show stopping Green Day performance at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York City. In November they’ll head to South America for another run of dates. To see a complete list of upcoming dates, visit www.greenday.com/tour.
1. 2000 Light Years Away
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin’ a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
12. American Idiot
13. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Know Your Enemy
17. 21 Guns
18. Oh Love
19. Bang Bang
20. Still Breathing
21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA