Green Day are gearing up for some busy times ahead. According to MTV News, the pop-punk band are planning to release three albums between September 2012 and January 2013. The albums, appropriately entitled Uno!, Dos! And Tre! will be the result of a particularly prolific bout of songwriting from Billie Jo and co.
In a press release from the band yesterday (April 11, 2012), they said "We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic as f*ck!" The band had already unofficially announced that they were recording new material, when Billie Joe posted a Valentine's Day message on Twitter that read "Happy Valentine's Day! Officially started recording the new record today. It's F--- Time!!!!"
The first of the trilogy, Uno!, is expected to be released on September 25 2012 and will be their first release since 2009's Breakdown. The following releases will arrive on November 13, 2012 and January 15, 2012. They have teamed up with Rob Cavallo once more and are reported to be recording the album in their hometown of California. Green Day are also expected to be touring later this year, playing festivals in Japan, France, Germany and Italy.