by VVN Music
The long wait for new music from Green Day is almost over.
Billie Joe Armstrong has posted on Instagram that a new single, Bang Bang, will be released on Thursday, August 11.
The band have been talking about a new album for a couple of months but there have been no details of a release date.
Green Day's last studio albums were the trio ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! released between September and December of 2012. While 3-1/2 years is a long period between albums it has not been an unusual interval for Green Day as it was 3-1/4 years between 21st Century Breakdown and ¡Uno! and, previously, almost five years between American Idiot and Breakdown.
Bang Bang will be the band's first single since 2013's X-Kid from ¡Tré!.