Green Day Added To New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival Line-Up

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Courtesy Reprise Records

Courtesy Reprise Records

The Voodoo Festival has become a thing of legend. For many bands, it’s an absolute must-play on the summer festival circuit.

In its 14th year, the Festival takes place in New Orleans the weekend of October 26-28th. Despite the line-up still largely a secret, tickets are currently on sale. According to festival organizers, the full line-up is set to be announced Wednesday.

Based on previous years, it’s not a leap to think that the line-up will be stellar. The show has been traditionally comprised of an eclectic mix of rock, pop, hip-hop and jazz acts. Last year’s artists included Soundgarden, Blink-182, The Raconteurs, Snoop Dogg and more.

It’s perfect timing for Green Day as they’ll be promoting the first album in a trilogy titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!

The 3-disc collection has already been assigned street dates of Tuesday, September 25, Tuesday, November 13 and Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 respectively. Yes, fans will have to wait two months between each release.

“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,” said the members of Green Day in a statement. “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**k!”

- Jay Tilles, CBS Local

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