Green Day's "21 Guns" has been certified gold by the RIAA in digital sales. Additionally, the stage adaptation of American Idiot has been extended three weeks due to "record-breaking sales & unprecedented demand." Catch the band performing the song on the MTV Video Music Awards this upcoming Sunday.
DIGITAL VERSION OF GREEN DAY’S “21 GUNS” IS CERTIFIED GOLD BY THE R.I.A.A.
STAGE VERSION OF AMERICAN IDIOT AT BERKELEY REP EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 11TH
BAND TO PERFORM AT 2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 13TH
Burbank, CA – The digital version of “21 Guns” — the second single
from Green Day’s current gold album 21st Century Breakdown, has been
certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The
album’s first digital single, “Know Your Enemy,” went gold earlier
this summer. The Bay Area-based rock band’s video for “21 Guns” —
from their current gold album 21st Century Breakdown — has been
nominated for three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, in the “Best Rock
Video,” “Best Cinematography,” and “Best Direction” categories. Green
Day are scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony at New York City’s
Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, September 13th.
“21 Guns” is the second single from the band’s eighth studio album,
21st Century Breakdown, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top
200 chart, as well as on the Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative
charts. 21st Century Breakdown, which Rolling Stone has called “a rock
opera in which the rock always comes first,” also topped the charts in
24 countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan.
Green Day recently completed their North American tour in support of
21st Century Breakdown with a spectacular show at the Forum in Los
Angeles. In its review, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Over three
action-packed hours, Green Day proved that the arena-rock concert —
usually a venue for chest-beating bravado and shallow bombast — can be
a meaningful experience, an opportunity for a band with something to
say, to say it.” Green Day, which is singer-guitarist Billie Joe
Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, will hit the road
at the end of the month for their European tour beginning in Lisbon,
Portugal, on September 28th.
Finally, the stage version of Green Day’s multi-platinum, Grammy
Award-winning 2004 album American Idiot, which premieres at Berkeley
Rep, has already been extended three weeks due to record-breaking
sales and unprecedented demand for seats. Called “the hottest fall
theatre ticket,” by the San Jose Mercury News, American Idiot brings
Green Day’s blockbuster album to life in a show staged by Tony
Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who
collaborated with Armstrong on the story. The show, which opens
Berkeley Rep’s 2009/2010 season in the state-of-the-art Roda Theatre,
runs from September 4th through November 11th.
This used to be one of my favorite songs off the album. Gotta admit I've grown kinda sick of it though. Same exact situation that happened with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." In a few years, I'll like it again haha