Converse unveils a never-before-heard live version of Green Day’s new single, “Oh Love” exclusively at www.converse.com on October 4th. The single is the first to be released off the iconic punk rock band’s new album Green Day ¡Uno!, their first of their trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré!.

Converse’s release of the live version of “Oh Love” comes on the heels of their exclusive Chuck Taylor All Star collection launch in collaboration with the Grammy® Award winners. On September 25th, Converse unveiled the first shoe in the collection, timed to the band’s album release of Green Day ¡Uno!. Converse is set to launch the second and third shoes for Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré! on Tuesday, November 13, 2012; and Tuesday January 15, 2012. The shoes are inspired by the band members and the three new album covers. The Green Day Chuck Taylor All Star Collection is available for a suggested retail price of $60 at Journeys stores (www.journeys.com) and www.converse.com.

Green Day ¡Uno! Chuck Taylor All Star
Converse’s first shoe of this collection features a screen print of the ¡Uno! album title, set against the vibrant green background of the album jacket. The lining of the shoe features a bright pink x’ed out pattern with Billie Joe Armstrong’s image on the tongue of the shoe. 

Green Day’s new albums are the follow-up to the Grammy® Award-winning “21st Century Breakdown,” and are produced by the band’s long-time producer, Rob Cavallo.

ABOUT CONVERSE
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 67 company-owned retail locations in the U.S.

ABOUT GREEN DAY
GREEN DAY - vocalist/guitarist BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool – were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior ( 1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won a 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold “Know Your Enemy,” which was the first song ever to top Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum “21 Guns,” which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards. Their highly anticipated album Green Day ¡Uno!, the first in a trilogy of new releases, will bow this fall followed by Green Day ¡Dos! And Green Day ¡Tré!. For more about the band, visit www.greenday.com.

Press Contacts: 

Keith Gulla
Converse
646.563.7381 / keith.gulla@converse.com  

Allison Elbl
ID
323.822.4800 / aelbl@id-pr.com

Green Day Press Contact:

Brian Bumbery
BB Gun Press
323 904 9094 / brian@bbgunpress.com