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Green Day top US album charts

Green Day have topped the album charts in the US with their eighth studio album ‘21st Century Breakdown’.

The record, which was released on Friday (May 15) also debuted at Number One on the Active Rock and Alternative charts, having sold 
214,828 copies, even though it was in stores for just three days.

The album entered the charts at Number One in 13 countries including the UK, Canada, Japan, France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Korea, Sweden, South Africa, and New Zealand. The number of countries is expected to climb by the end of the week.

As previously reported, the band performed two intimate gigs in New York this week, at Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall.

They will tour North America this summer. The dates are:

Seattle, WA Key Arena (July 3)
Vancouver, BC GM Place (4)
Edmonton, AB Rexall Place (6)
Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre (7)
Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre (9)
Fargo, ND Fargo Dome (10)
Minneapolis, MN Target Center (11)
Chicago, IL United Center (13)
Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills (14)
Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum (16)
Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank (17)
Montreal, QUE Bell Centre (18)
Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden (20)
Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum (21)
Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena (22)
Hartford, CT XL Center (24)
Albany, NY Times Union Center (25)
New York, NY Madison Square Garden (27, 28)
Washington DC Verizon Center (29)
Nashville, TN Sommet Center (31)
Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center (August 1)
Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum (3)
Miami, FL American Airlines Arena (4)
Orlando, FL Amway Arena (5)
New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena (7)
Houston, TX Toyota Center (8)
San Antonio, TX AT&T Center (9)
St Louis, MO Scottrade Center (11)
Kansas City, MO Sprint Center (12)
Omaha, NE Qwest Center (13)
Denver, CO Pepsi Center (15)
Salt Lake City, UT Energy Sol Arena (16)
San Jose, CA HP Pavilion (18)
San Diego, CA Cox Arena (20)
Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay (21)
Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center (22)
Sacramento, CA Arco Arena (24)
Los Angeles, CA The Forum (25)

Watch Green Day performing at Abbey Road below: