The band confirmed that the release will take the form of a trilogy, with the albums to be named ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!.
"We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives," the members of Green Day said in a statement.
"This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.
"We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic as f**k!"
The band are working on the trilogy in Oakland, California with their long-term collaborator, Warner Bros Records chairman Rob Cavallo.
¡Uno! is scheduled for US release on September 25, 2012 by Reprise Records, followed by ¡Dos! on November 13, 2012 and ¡Tré! on January 15, 2013.
Green Day's confirmed festival commitments include shows in Japan, France, Germany and Italy during August and early September, with further dates to be added in due course.
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