"We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness." Listen to Green Day's deeply "personal" new single, Dilemma

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Pop punk icons Green Day release brand new studio album Saviors on January 19, 2024 via Reprise/Warner, and they've released a new single from the album to give fans another taste of what to expect.

Titled Dilemma, the song was written by Billie Joe Armstrong and features both lyrics and an accompanying video that focus on the issue of addiction - something that Armstrong and his bandmates have had all too much experience with having been part of the music industry for over 30 years.

Dilemma was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me,” explains the frontman. “We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.”

Watch the video for Dilemma below, which features Armstrong himself in the role of a hard-partying addict forced to wake up and confront the reality of his actions. 

Saviors will serve as Green Day's fourteenth studio album and the follow-up to 2020's Father Of All Motherfuckers. Speaking to 102.1 The Edge last month, Billie Joe Armstrong boldly stated that the album is "essential" and contains some of the best material of the band's career.

 “[It’s] the 30 years of experience that we have, kind of come together," he argued. "Whether it’s something from Dookie or American Idiot, I think somehow we were able to bridge the gap in making something that is like an essential record for us.”

The album will kick off what is looking like a seriously busy year for Green Day, with the trio set to head out on a world tour that will both promote Saviors and celebrate two key anniversaries for the band - the 30th anniversary of breakthrough album Dookie, and 20th anniversary of their acclaimed punk rock opera, American Idiot

Support on the tour will come from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and The Linda Lindas in North America, while joining Green Day on the road in Europe and the UK will be Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interruptors and Maid Of Ace, across various dates.

See the full list of 2024 tour dates below.

Green Day Europe and UK tour dates 2024

Thu May 30 – Monte do Gozo, Spain – O Son do Camino
Sat Jun 1 – Madrid Spain – Road to Rio Babel
Wed Jun 5 – Lyon Decines – LDLC Arena
Fri Jun 7 – Nurnberg Germany – Rock im Park
Sat Jun 8 – Nurburgring Germany – Rock am Ring
Mon Jun 10 – Berlin Germany – Waldbühne
Tue Jun 11 – Hamburg Germany – Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
Sat Jun 15 – Interlaken Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
Sun Jun 16 – Milan Italy – I Days - Hippodrome La Maura
Tue Jun 18 – Paris France – Accor Arena
Wed Jun 19 – Arnhem Netherlands – GelreDome
Fri Jun 21 – Manchester UK – Emirates Old Trafford
Sun Jun 23 – Isle of Wight UK – Isle of Wight Festival
Tue Jun 25 – Glasgow UK – Bellahouston Park
Thu Jun 27 – Dublin Ireland – Marlay Park
Sat Jun 29 London UK – Wembley Stadium 

Green Day North American tour dates 2024

Mon Jul 29 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park 
Thu Aug 01 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre 
Sat Aug 03 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Mon Aug 05 – New York, NY – Citi Field
Wed Aug 07 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Fri Aug 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Sat Aug 10 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium 
Tue Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field 
Thu Aug 15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field 
Tue Aug 20 – Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark 
Sat Aug 24 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field 
Mon Aug 26 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion !
Wed Aug 28 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
Fri Aug 30 – Nashville, TN – Geodis Park 
Sun Sep 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Wed Sep 04 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Sat Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
Tue Sep 10 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Wed Sep 11 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field   
Sat Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium 
Wed Sep 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
Fri Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park 
Mon Sep 23 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
Wed Sep 25 – Portland, OR – Providence Park
Sat Sep 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.