After debuting two new songs live at When We Were Young festival and an intimate pre-WWWY show, Green Day have now announced their 14th album, Saviors. It comes out Jan. 19, 2024 via Reprise/Warner (preorder). It finds the band working with their longtime producer Rob Cavallo for the first time in over 10 years, and the announcement is accompanied by the official release of “The American Dream Is Killing Me.”
“As soon we cut it, we said, `OK, that’s going first,” Billie Joe Armstrong says. He calls the song “a look at the way the traditional American Dream doesn’t work for a lot of people — in fact, it’s hurting a lot of people,” and it comes with a noir-ish, black-and-white, zombie apocalypse-themed music video directed by Brendan Walter and Ryan Baxley. Check it out below.
The album announcement is also accompanied by this missive:
Saviors is an invitation into Green Day’s brain, their collective spirit as a band, and an understanding of friendship, culture and legacy of the last 30 plus years.
It’s raw and emotional. Funny and disturbing. It’s a laugh at the pain, weep in the happiness kind of record.
Honesty and vulnerability.
What is Saviors about, you ask?
Power pop, punk, rock, indie triumph. disease, war, inequality, influencers, yoga retreats, alt right, dating apps, masks, MENTAL HEALTH, climate change, oligarchs, social media division, free weed, fentanyl, fragility,,..
What would Andy Warhol do?
What would John Waters do?
What would Quentin Tarantino do?
What would GREEN DAY do?
Green Day will play Amazon Music Live’s concert series on Thursday (Oct. 26), and they’re headlining the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show for the 110th Grey Cup in Ontario on Nov. 19. They also announced onstage at that intimate Vegas show that they’ll do a stadium tour in 2024 with the Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and the Linda Lindas. Dates and cities for that tour are still TBA.