Green Day Plan 3,000 Show Tour

Green Day have suggested they may perform a 3,000 date tour following the release of their album trilogy.

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Green Day have suggested they may perform a 3,000 date tour following the release of their album trilogy "¡Uno!', '¡Dos!', '¡Tre!".

The band claim the only way to do the three album release justice with live shows is to stage something equally ambitious on a tour.

"The full tour, we'll probably do about 3,000 shows," says bassist Mike Dirnt in an interview with MTV. "Right now, we're just warming up and getting ready to go out there, start swinging. The sky is the limit right now."

"We're just going to keep going. We want to play a lot of small clubs, a lot of theaters, a lot of arenas, and then who knows what else."

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong also revealed the band are constantly influenced by new bands, naming Best Coast among the acts they currently rate highly.

"After our first records on [record label] Lookout!, and 'Dookie' all the way though '21st Century Breakdown', it was always about taking the right kind of risks," says Armstrong.

"But, not trying to do something where you're pushing too hard to try to evolve into something that you're not. It takes time, and we always listen to younger bands; we really like a band called the Biters, and Best Coast. It's just a matter of letting yourself evolve."

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.

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    Johnny_Ibanez
    What lunacy. Even at 300 shows a year, it'd take a decade. This will not happen.
    ahu.0124
    "The full tour, we'll probably do about 3,000 [shows], " bassist Mike Dirnt laughed .
    kLeft
    *Notices outrageous article title, but clicks anyways* "The full tour, we'll probably do about 3,000 shows, says bassist Mike Dirnt" *Leaves*
    AcdcTXfan
    This is sort of like when Seether said they'd do 300 shows this year. Don't think that happened.
    HaveSomeGlue
    That was basically the same deal as here in which the band was exaggerating and it got taken literally by UG.
    sideslick
    I wouldn't be surprised is Mike was kidding. MTV doing something music-related is the real news here.
    lefty311
    This is called 'tongue in cheek' everyone. I know sarcasm is hard to read.
    BigDrK
    All theses threes... It's like they've been hanging out with Jack White or something.
    daverolston
    There is always someone rippin on Nickelback. Im so glad they haven't changed their style of music! Its like a big F you to the haters. I am even a bigger fan then I was before. Also I wouldn't put it past Green Day to at least try for 3000. Peace.
    giga97
    Literally heard their new song on the radio and wanted to drive off the highway....used to love this band in the 90's -___-
    Music&Soul
    They're obviously just joking around to the people taking this seriously thats like saying Ah man I worked like 100 hours this week. They've got a big tour planned but it aint gonna be no3000 dates. More than you haters whove never even been in a band are doing anyways
    DarfBobbyJim
    I think they should do 300000!! Never release another album. Just constantly touring, only release live DVD/CD's Oh I'd love that! Then occasionally playing new material I wish they did, the they'd come here to New Zealand more often