The video for “Know Your Enemy,” the first single from [artist id=”988″]Green Day’s[/artist] hotly anticipated 21st Century Breakdown album , will premiere exclusively on more than 250 MTV on-air and online outlets worldwide on April 24.
The clip will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, VH1, The N, and MTV Networks’ HD channel, Palladia — plus MTV and VH1’s international channels — in addition to MTV.com and VH1.com. All in all, “Enemy” will debut in 134 countries across Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Green Day will actually film the “Know Your Enemy” video this weekend in Los Angeles. Collaborative directorial team Motion Theory — who have worked with acts like Adele, Modest Mouse and Beck — are reported to be helming the clip.
On Wednesday, Green Day finally announced that Breakdown, the follow-up to their mega-selling 2004 album American Idiot, will be released on May 15. “Enemy” — a stop-start standout on Breakdown — is scheduled to hit digital retailers in April.
21st Century Breakdown, produced by alt-rock guru Butch Vig, will reportedly feature 16 tracks , and be split up into three “acts”: “Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades.” The band has been working on the album since at least 2006 . They told MTV News in June of that year that the album was shaping up to be “an event,” and have taken sporadic breaks to focus on a myriad of side projects, including frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s gigs with Pinhead Gunpowder and the band’s brief stint masquerading as hard-partying gararge-rockers the Foxboro Hot Tubs .