BURBANK, Calif. – (Business Wire) 21stCentury Breakdown, the latest studio album from Reprise Records’ Green Day, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, and debuted at No. 1 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative charts.
21st Century Breakdown, which Rolling Stone has called “a rock opera in which the rock always comes first,” also topped the charts in 24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
21st Century Breakdown is the Bay Area, CA, punk-rock band’s ninth gold album in the U.S. including 1992’s Kerplunk, 1994’s Dookie, 1995’s Insomniac, 1997’s Nimrod, 2000’s Warning, 2004’s American Idiot, as well as two compilation albums: 1991’s1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and 2001’s International Superhits! Five of those albums went on to platinum and multi-platinum status.
Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, are set to launch their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years. The tour runs from July 3rd through August 25th. Please visit www.greenday.com for more details.