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Green Day Announce "21st Century Breakdown" Tour Dates

April 20, 2009 9:39 AM ET

A month and a half after their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, is released, Green Day will hit the road for their first tour in three years, according to the band's reps. The North American trek kicks off July 3rd in Seattle and heads to Canada. The 38-date journey wraps August 25th in Los Angeles. The band hasn't announced any venues yet, but when Rolling Stone first listened to Breakdown, we reported the band was looking to book indoor arenas rather than amphitheatres.

Rolling Stone's David Fricke reported from one of the band's warm-up gigs in California last week, writing that Billie Joe Armstrong and Co. only had time for eight rehearsals and two club dates before unleashing their new album on a hometown audience in Oakland. Fricke noted the band is now playing live as a six piece consisting of Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool with guitarist Jason White, keyboardist Jason Freese and guitarist Jeff Matika.

For the full list of dates, keep reading:
July 3 - Seattle, WA
July 4 - Vancouver, BC
July 6 - Edmonton, AB
July 7 - Saskatoon, SAS
July 9 - Winnipeg, MAN
July 10 - Fargo, ND
July 11 - Minneapolis, MN
July 13 - Chicago, IL
July 14 - Detroit, MI
July 16 - Hamilton, ONT
July 17 - Ottawa, ONT
July 18 - Montreal, QUE
July 20 - Boston, MA
July 21 - Philadelphia, PA
July 22 - Pittsburgh, PA
July 24 - Hartford, CT
July 25 - Albany, NT
July 27 - New York, NY
July 29 - Washington, DC
July 31 - Nashville, TN
August 1 - Atlanta, GA
August 3 - Tampa, FL
August 4 - Miami, FL
August 5 - Orlando, FL
August 7 - New Orleans, LA
August 8 - Houston, TX
August 9 - San Antonio, TX
August 11 - St. Louis, MO
August 12 - Kansas City, MO
August 13 - Omaha, NE
August 15 - Denver, CO
August 16 - Salt Lake City, UT
August 18 - San Jose, CA
August 20 - San Diego, CA
August 21 - Las Vegas, NV
August 22 - Phoenix, AZ
August 24 - Sacramento, CA
August 25 - Los Angeles, CA

Related Stories:

Green Day's Build Up to the "Breakdown": A Look Back at the Punk Trio's Career
Green Day Swing for the Fences on 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day Bring 21st Century Breakdown to Life at Stunning Oakland Gig

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