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Green Day Confirm New Album ‘Savior’; Release “The American Dream Is Killing Me” Single

Punk rock legends Green Day have released their new single “The American Dream Is Killing Me” from their upcoming album ‘Saviors.’



Green Day, photo by Emmie America

Global rock superstars Green DayBillie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool—have returned with a fiery call to action on “The American Dream Is Killing Me.” This is the first single and opening track from the group’s 14th studio album, Saviors. The album is due January 19th, 2024, via Reprise/Warner Records.

The band debuted “The American Dream Is Killing Me” and “Look Ma, No Brains!” off the new album live last weekend during their triumphant and electrifying Las Vegas takeover, consisting of a sold-out surprise show at the 800-capacity Fremont and back-to-back headlining performances at When We Were Young Festival. There will also be several exclusive vinyl versions of Saviors available. They will include neon pink with neon green splatter and black ice with hot pink splatter, with most in very limited supply and pressed only once.

“The American Dream Is Killing Me” was one of the last tracks written and recorded by Green Day for Saviors. “As soon we cut it, we said, ‘Ok, that’s going first,’” says Billie Joe Armstrong. Armstrong describes the new song as “a look at the way the traditional American Dream doesn’t work for a lot of people. In fact, it’s hurting a lot of people.”

Recorded in London and Los Angeles, Saviors is the latest powerful collaboration between Green Day and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo. Cavallo previously worked with the band on two of the band’s most iconic albums, 1994’s Dookie and 2004’s American Idiot. The record comes just ahead of Dookie’s 30th anniversary. Celebrations have already begun with the release of a massive deluxe edition of the album. There was also a surprise show in Las Vegas where the band performed Dookie from front to back to a sold-out crowd of superfans.


Alongside the track, the band has unveiled a film noir-inspired black and white music video featuring Green Day in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The killer video was directed by Brendan Walter and Ryan Baxley and shot in Los Angeles.

Green Day will also be performing this Thursday, October 26th, as part of Amazon Music Live’s concert series. On November 19th, the band is heading up north to headline the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show for the 110th Grey Cup at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.

Green Day ‘Saviors’ album artwork

Green Day ‘Saviors’ album artwork