Green Day will release Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band on November 17, 2017 on Reprise. The tracklist includes 20 hits spanning the band’s prolific 31 years as a band, plus a brand new song called “Back In The USA” and a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously collaborated with Lambert at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014 for a live duet in tribute of the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.
Physical pre-orders of Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band are available now at www.greenday.com. As Green Day has a longstanding tradition of releasing their albums in hi-res, mainly at 96/24 (and sometimes at 192/24), we here at HRAC expect Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band to follow suit.
On March 22, God miraculously came down to The Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York to introduce Green Day as “God’s Favorite Band” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. When God speaks people listen, and on that day, God bestowed upon Green Day the title: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day achieved breakout success with 1994’s Dookie, which has sold over 10 million copies to date in the U.S. alone. Widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, Green Day would go on to release Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000). In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot, which captured the nation’s attention and sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The band went on to release the critically acclaimed 21st Century Breakdown (2009), followed by the album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tre! (2012).
To date, Green Day has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, and has won five Grammy Awards. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in their first year of induction eligibility. Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
Billie Joe Armstrong recently performed “Ordinary World” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before the band’s performance at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York City. In November, they’ll head to South America for another run of dates. To see a complete list of upcoming dates, visit www.greenday.com/tour.
1. 2000 Light Years Away
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin’ a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
12. American Idiot
14. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Know Your Enemy
17. 21 Guns
18. Oh Love
19. Bang Bang
20. Still Breathing
21. Ordinary World (feat. Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA