Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Green Day today announced that they will release a limited Black Friday vinyl edition of their two-time Grammy® Award-winning album American Idiot on November 27, 2015. The special release will be available exclusively at independent record stores in the United States. Find the store closest to you at www.recordstoreday.com.The 5,000 limited edition run will include a red and black LP (Disc 1) and a white and black LP (Disc 2).
American Idiot is Green Day’s seventh studio album. Originally released on September 21, 2004 by Reprise Records, the album was a beautiful snapshot of American culture post 9/11 as it tackled rage, love, politics, the media and more. A week after its release the heralded album debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and in 19 countries around the world. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and produced five Platinum singles, including “American Idiot”, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “Holiday”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, and “Jesus of Suburbia”. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” created radio history when it climbed to Number One at six radio formats simultaneously. Green Day would go on to play stadiums and take home multiple MTV Video Music Awards, Kerrang and Billboard Awards, as well as an ASCAP Award, a Kids Choice Award and more. In 2005, the album won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and the following year took home a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” It also spawned a wildly successful Tony Award-winning play that launched at the Berkley Repertory Theatre before spending a year at the St. James Theatre on Broadway and then toured the world.
All About Green Day
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of their career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool. Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. 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: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. 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. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.
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