Green Day will release three albums between September 25 and January 15. According to a press release, the trilogy will be called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! and be recorded in Oakland, California, the band's hometown.
Singer Billie Joe Armstrong confirmed the news on Twitter:
Ok. Here's the deal. We're making a 3 album trilogy. Not 1. Not 2. But 3 albums. Called ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE! Coming September November January
— Billie Joe Armstrong (@BJAofficial) April 11, 2012
The number three appears multiple time in a teaser clip released earlier this week (most obviously when Armstrong counts out the number on his fingers). Upon hearing the news, fans flocked to the video to comment their surprise at not having figured it out (it's okay, it was tough).
The trilogy will follow 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, a critically well-received record which topped the Billboard charts.
In March, Armstrong and Mike Dirnt said their next album would focus heavily on sex. No word on how sex factors into ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, but Armstrong promised that the record would be "the first time we've ever really sung about f*****g."
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