Green Day, who have been hinting that new music is on the way, confirmed that a 14th studio album is indeed on the way and performed a few songs from the upcoming LP at Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas on Thursday, but the band had one more thing to tell fans.
“OK, big announcement,” Billie Joe Armstrong, singer-songwriter for the pop-punk trio, said before performing their new song “The American Dream is Killing Me.” “We’re doing a big tour next year. It’s going to be Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and Linda Lindas.”
Fans posted pictures of a card distributed at the event that not only revealed the release date of Green Day’s new track (Oct. 24) but also a U.S. stadium tour next summer with ’90s rock staple Smashing Pumpkins, punk rock band Rancid and all-female group The Linda Lindas. Dates will likely be announced when a formal announcement of the tour is released.
Smashing Pumpkins recently announced a brief run of six shows with Weezer in the United Kingdom and Ireland that will take place in June.
In preparation of headlining this weekend’s massive When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas, Green Day played an intimate show at the 1,000-capacity Fremont Country Club with a setlist that included the entirety of Dookie and many other classics. The Bay Area natives are headlining the major event along with blink-182 and follow that up with a performance on Amazon Music Live on Oct. 26.
Green Day, booked by Creative Artists Agency in North America and managed by Crush Music, is one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century, grossing more than $200 million off of 371 headline shows reported to the Pollstar Boxoffice since June 2000. Their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fallout Boy and Weezer was one of the biggest global stadium tours coming out of the pandemic in 2021 and ultimately grossed nearly $100 million. Most recently, the band that proudly hails from Northern California played a sold-out show at Hard Rock Live Hollywood in Florida on Sept. 22, 2022, that grossed $1.2 million and moved 6,709 tickets.
The Smashing Pumpkins are booked by Independent Artist Group in North America. The band has grossed nearly $79 million off of 279 headline shows since April 1999, according to the Pollstar Boxoffice. The Smashing Pumpkins played a show at Orion Amphitheater in Clarkston, Michigan, on Sept. 6 that sold 6,534 tickets and grossed $382,378.
Rancid, who are managed by Ceremony Music Group and repped by Leave Home Booking, have performed at several festivals this year, including Aftershock in Sacramento, Camden, New Jersey’s 1234Fest and Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Linda Lindas appeared on the cover of Pollstar in September 2022 and have been busy since, opening for Paramore during their recent tour and performing at Coachella. The band is managed by Mark Mercado of Fly South Music Group and booked by Carly James of Creative Artists Agency.