Green Day confirm surprise 'Dookie' performance at Reading


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Nineties punk band Green Day have confirmed they will play their breakthrough album Dookie in full at Reading Festival this weekend.

The 1994 LP includes some of the band's most famous tracks including "Basket Case" and "When I Come Around".

It won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and sold 16 million copies worldwide.

The three bandmembers, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool, broke news of the nostalgic gig on Radio 1.

Green Day will release the first of a tripartite album next month. ¡Uno! comes out in the UK 24 September, followed by ¡Dos! on 12 November and ¡Tré! on 14 January.