Green Day Preps Three-Album Trilogy for Summer Release

US punk rockers Green Day are to release a trilogy of albums over a four-month period starting later this year, they announced Thursday.

The records, to be called “Uno,” “Dos” and “Tre,” will go on sale in September, November and next January, and will be follow-ups to their Grammy-winning 2009 hit album “21st Century Breakdown.”

The unusual one-after-the-other release schedule — which comes as bands scramble with new models for releasing their music in the Internet age — is simply due to the fact that they are making lots of good music, they said.

The band, founded in Berkeley, California in 1987, is due to play summer music festivals including in Tokyo, Osaka and Paris in August, as well as in Germany and Italy in September.