West Coast punk rock band Green Day have announced that theywill be releasing a trio of albums, beginning later this year. Therecords will be available one at a time with the first due inSeptember and the final album in January 2013.
The band broke the news of the trilogy - called 'Â¡UNO! Â¡DOS!Â¡TRE!' - via frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's personal Twitteraccount. He wrote:
Ok. Here's the deal. We're making a 3 album trilogy. Not 1. Not2. But 3 albums. Called Â¡UNO! Â¡DOS! Â¡TRE! Coming September NovemberJanuary
- Billie Joe Armstrong (@BJAofficial) April 11,2012
Armstrong had previously tweeted that the band had entered thestudio around Valentine's Day of this year. Currently, the musicalinspired by the act's "American Idiot" is stationed in Los Angeles,and can be seen at the Ahmanson Theatre through April 22.
Producer Rob Cavallo said about the new songs: "It takes ballsto do this, each hit of every instrument is actually superimportant, they add up to one thing. When you get it done, it'slike 'Wow, that's a big powerful statement'."
The band had already mentioned in recent interviews that theirnew efforts will move away from the concepts of their last tworecords 'American Idiot' and '21st Century Breakdown'.
In a statement about their plans for the new records, Green Daysaid: "We are at the most prolific and creative time in ourlives. This is the best music we've ever written, and thesongs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are makinga three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy thatrepresents Green Day on all emotional levels.
Adding: "We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic asf**k!"
The official release dates for the trilogy are Uno! (Sept 25),Â¡Dos! (Nov 13), and Â¡TrÃ©!(Jan 15 2013)