Green Day are at the top of this week’s UK album chart with their twelfth studio album Revolution Radio

It’s the third time the band have hit the top spot in the UK and it comes 22 years since they first broke through with their debut album Dookie.

Green DayGreen Day are this week’s UK number one

In 2004 they scored their first UK number one album with the career-reviving American Idiot and then topped the charts again in 2009 with 21st Century Breakdown.

According to the Official Charts Company, Revolution Radio outsold its nearest chart rival by a ratio of 2:1.

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On hearing the news the band said: "The UK has always been a huge part of our story and to have a chart-topping album at this stage of our career is especially gratifying.”

Green Day will be in the UK in Febraury, playing shows in Leeds, Manchester and London as part of their Revolution Radio European tour.

They will then be back in the summer to headline the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 1st in London.

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Elsewhere in this week’s chart, Barry Gibb is at number two with his second studio collection In The Now. Followed by Alter Bridge, who score their highest charting album with The Last Hero at three.

At four are Kaiser Chiefs with Stay Together and last week's number one, Following My Intuition by Craig David, is at five.