GREEN DAY’S NIMROD SET TO RECEIVE
20TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION VINYL REISSUE
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 24, 2017 – Green Day’s seminal 1997 album, Nimrod, will receive a 20th anniversary limited edition vinyl reissue on October 13th on Reprise Records.
The reissue will be available in two configurations, with both including double 140 gram bright yellow vinyl. Click HERE to see details on each configuration.
Originally released on October 14, 1997 through Reprise Records, Nimrod was recorded in Los Angeles, CA and produced by Rob Cavallo. The critically acclaimed album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart and has since sold over two million copies and has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. The album yielded the acoustic hit “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” which became a massive hit around the world and soundtracked the finales of several high profile television series, most notably Seinfeld. Upon its release, the Los Angeles Times hailed: “Though Green Day clings resolutely to some powerful punk tenets–a clean-burning musical attack fueled by protracted teen angst and guided by a “loser” outlook–the musicians’ knack for whipping up incandescent pop songs transcends punk and makes them winners…”
Green Day is currently on the scond U.S. leg of their Revolution Radio world tour.
About Green Day
Green Day is vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot, which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. 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. It spawned two number one Alternative singles with “Bang Bang” and “Still Breathing,” marking the band’s 10th and 11th No. 1 singles. The band is currently on their second U.S. leg of its Revolution Radio World Tour.