The bands remastered album features an extra LP of rare live tracks
By Lauren Hauge
Green Day’s 25th anniversary edition of Insomniac will be here this Friday, March 19. The remastered album, which will highlight a few rarities, was announced last October but coronavirus-imposed production delays determined that the reissue would be postponed to ship until early 2021.
“It’s the Insomniac 25th anniversary!!” the band wrote, announcing the reissue. “So we wanted to do something special, so here is the biggest glimpse ever into the ‘Insomniac’ era tours from 1995 – 96.”
“Never before seen footage from Europe ’95 tour and live concert in Prague shot on 16mm film in Europe 1996 with the fateful last shows on tour before returning home to go back into the studio for Nimrod album sessions. Enjoy! Time to celebrate Insomniac 25th and bust out the champagne and caviar.”
First released on October 10, 1995, the follow-up to the bands benchmark album Dookie soared to number two on the Billboard 200 chart and features singles “Stuck With Me,” “Walking Contradiction” and “Geek Stink Breath.”
The band stated that the reissue will be available this week both on vinyl and digitally. The remastered version also features a new LP of the original album, alongside an extra list of tracks from the bands 1996 Prague show at Sportovni Hala.
Green Day dropped their thirteenth studio album Father Of All Motherfuckers in February of 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit. During the quarantine, Billie Joe Armstrong released a cover album called No Fun Mondays.
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