Green Day Shares Unreleased Live Tracks to Mark 25th Anniversary of “Insomniac”

Green Day performs in Los Angeles in 2016
Green Day performs in Los Angeles in 2016. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (6477505cc)

Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since Green Day dropped their album Insomniac, and they came up with the perfect way to mark the occasion. The legendary punk-rock band dropped a deluxe reissue of this record, featuring a number of unreleased live tracks.

In a previously released statement about the reissue, Green Day revealed that the new reissue will feature eight never-before-heard tracks from their concert in Prague that took place during the band’s world tour in early 1996.

“Insomniac is finally old enough to rent a car (or whatever else you can do when you’re 25, we’re not lawyers) so we remastered it to celebrate, and we’re throwing in some bonus goodies to boot,” reads Green Day’s statement.

Insomniac was released as the band’s fourth studio album and the follow-up to the wildly popular Dookie, which helped them find mainstream success. It peaked at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, repeating the success of its predecessor, and it produced singles “Geek Stink Breath”, “Brain Stew / Jaded”, and “Walking Contradiction”.