Green Day is dropping hints that the band might head out on a tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s 1994 LP and commercial breakthrough, Dookie. In an Instagram post on Thursday (July 26th), drummer Tre Cool posted a photo of himself with in the studio with his bandmates with the caption, “Fun band practice – swipe to see the set list we played today…” The next photo showed a set list with the entirety of the Dookie album on it.
Dookie was the punk trio’s third studio album and first for a major label, Reprise Records. The album peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album chart, eventually selling more than 10 million copies. The album spawned the hit singles “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “Welcome to Paradise,” “When I Come Around” and “She,” and made Green Day one of the most popular bands in the world.
Not too long ago, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reflected on the band’s success: “It’s hard to look back when you’re thinking about the future so much. We’ve done a lot of things. When we started playing punk rock music, it was already a proven fact that you couldn’t be famous or get big or be a millionaire being in a punk rock band, and we’ve definitely broken those rules. It’s crazy. It’s been a pretty strange journey indeed.”
The disc was released on February 1st, 1994, so the 25th anniversary would fall on the calendar early next year. The band currently has nothing on its live schedule after completing the touring cycle for its 12th studio effort, 2016’s Revolution Radio.
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