Green Day have shared a new single Dilemma. The latest taste of the global rock/pop-punk superstars' feverishly anticipated full-length SAVIORS, Dilemma arrives accompanied by a black-and-white music video that finds Billie Joe Armstrong passed out on the ground as he slurs out the brutally honest lyrics, “I was sober now I’m drunk again / I’m in trouble and in love again / I don’t want to be a dead man walking / I don’t want to be a dead man walking.”
The visual follows the band through a classic night of performing hard and partying even harder. As the track winds down, memories start to gain some colour as Billie gets hit with the cold hard sober truth: Drunk Billie made a mess of everything.
“‘Dilemma’ was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me,” Billie Joe Armstrong explains. “We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.”
Earlier this year, Green Day kicked off Rocktober by releasing their first single from SAVIORS– The American Dream Is Killing Me – following a massive Las Vegas takeover during When We Were Young Festival weekend.
Green Day have never shied away from vulnerable subject matter in their lyrics, and SAVIORS is no different. Recorded in London and Los Angeles, SAVIORS is the latest powerful collaboration between Green Day and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo, whose notable previous work with Green Day includes two of the band’s most iconic albums, 1994’s Dookie" and 2004’s American Idiot.
The record comes just ahead of Dookie’s 30th anniversary - celebrations have already begun with the release of a massive deluxe edition of the album and a surprise show in Las Vegas, where the band performed "Dookie" from front to back to a sold-out crowd of superfans.
The band debuted previous single The American Dream Is Killing Me during their triumphant and electrifying Las Vegas takeover, consisting of a sold-out surprise show at the 800-capacity Fremont where they performed their iconic album Dookie in full and back-to-back headlining performances at When We Were Young Festival.
Fittingly Saviors will arrive just ahead of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Dookie. Those celebrations began early with the release of a massive deluxe edition of the album and that special surprise show in Las Vegas.
Placing the spotlight back on one of the most influential albums of all time, the Dookie 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a must-have for fans of the five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band. Scheduled for release on September 29th, the Dookie 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a bunch of new and rare content that will satisfy even the most fussy of completionists.
As part of this blockbuster collection, the California trio celebrate their landmark 10x platinum, diamond-certified GRAMMY® Award-winning third full-length offering and major label debut by unveiling previously unreleased Dookie demos—4-track Demos and Cassette Demos—and Outtakes as well as two seminal live recordings, Live At Woodstock (1994) – for the first time on streaming – and the previously unreleased Live In Barcelona (June 5 ’94).
Check out the 4-track demo recording of Burnout below.
Dookie 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available everywhere digitally as well as a limited-edition 6-LP vinyl box set and 4-CD box set. Plus, a special version of the 6-LP vinyl box set will only be available on the band’s web store and at indie record stores with each record pressed on a different shade of brown vinyl. Loaded to the brim with collector’s items, the vinyl box set boasts a roll of Dookie dog poop bags, a five-button set, air freshener, a postcard, a bumper sticker, a kiss-cut large magnet sheet, a paper aeroplane, a black-and-white “Coloring Page” cover litho insert, and a poster of the alternate cover art. The CD box set consists of two stickers, a five-button set, an air freshener, and a single soft vinyl magnet. Both box set versions feature a heartfelt personal intro penned by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo and extensive liner notes from GRAMMY® Award winner Bob Mehr.
Dookie’s influence remains downright inescapable. It has sold a staggering 20 million copies worldwide and stands out as "the first punk album to be certified Diamond by the RIAA for North American sales in excess of 10 million.” Out of four 1995 GRAMMY® Award nominations, it notably garnered “Best Alternative Album.”Rolling Stone touted it on the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and Pitchfork retrospectively christened it “one of the greatest teenage wasteland albums of any generation.
The Dookie 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available now via Warner Music Australia.
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