Bay Area band Green Day is playing the UC Theater in Berkeley tonight, in what was a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of their upcoming 12th studio album, “Revolution Radio.”
The album has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at No. 1 with 97,000 in album sales and streaming equivalent albums.
This is the multi-platinum band’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Green Day previously topped the album chart with 21st Century Breakdown in 2009 and American Idiot in 2004.
Revolution Radio will also mark the band’s tenth Top 10 album, stretching back to its breakthrough album Dookie, which peaked at No. 2 in 1995.
Revolution Radio was praised by Alternative Press: “The most intensely personal Green Day album in years,” Entertainment Weekly: “Their most focused album in years,” LA Times: “A barnstormer of a new punk record,” Nylon: “…delivers in terms of music, lyrics, and an unstoppable and quintessentially Green Day energy,” Q: “Revolution Radio is Green Day back at their best,” Rolling Stone: “It reflects decades of accrued emotional and musical wisdom,” USA Today: “A bracing return to form,” and many more.
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