Green Day to “take a break” following 2014 Australian tour
Green Day have announced they will be taking a break from music following their Australian tour with ‘Soundwave Festival’ in February.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told BBC Radio 2 last week: "We're going to Australia, doing a tour there and then we're going to take a break.
“We haven't really been doing much. So it's just nice to kind of do some other things, y'know, when we get ready to do Green Day again, our batteries will be charged."
The band will travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth before putting down their instruments, but while Green Day may be calling it quits for a while, Billie Joe certainly isn’t.
The singer recently collaborated with Norah Jones to release an album in tribute of the Everly Brothers titled, ‘Foreverly.’ The record consists of traditional songs covered by the duo from the 1958 album, ‘Songs Our Daddy Taught Us,’ and includes tracks ‘Barbara Allen’ and ‘Long Time Gone.’
Speaking about the reinterpretation of the album, Armstrong told Stereogum: “I really wanted to do it with a woman singing because I thought it would take on a different meaning.
“Maybe broaden the meaning a little bit – as compared to hearing the songs being sung by the two brothers,” he continued.
Both singers have said it is unlikely that they will perform the album live due to other commitments.
— Paige Ahearn