Green Day have announced the name and release date of the first single from their upcoming three-album effort,
“¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!”.
“Oh Love”, featured on the first album, “¡Uno!”, will premiere on July 16.
“¡Uno!”, the first of the three albums to be released in sequence, will drop September 25; the follow-up,”¡Dos!”, is available November 23, and “¡Tré!” follows on January 15.
The band has been teasing these new releases since the news of the trilogy broke via frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s twitter in April. They’ve posted a series of behind-the-scenes videos to YouTube, culminating in the first look at the artwork (and a short snippet of the music) from both ¡Uno! and ¡Dos! last week.
“We wanted something punchier, more power pop – somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles,” Armstrong recently told Rolling Stone.
Some lucky fans got a preview of this new material at any of the string of “secret shows” that the band played last summer and into the fall, showcasing their new material to packed, small venues. A rough, live recording of “Oh Love” – sounding somewhere between The Who and Queen and showcasing Armstrong’s vocals – from a performance at Red 7 in Austin, TX last November can be heard below: