Jun. 12, 2013
Green Day have been included in a new collection of protest songs in Bono’s ONE campaign, in a new initiative called agit8. The list is being launched with some 50 songs including music from Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons, Tom Waits, and The Beatles.
The goal of the list is to help influence politicians attending the G8 summit to help end poverty. Some of the artists involved are covering songs or releasing special versions. As for Green Day’s involvement, the band has now released this special live version of 99 Revolutions from Bologna, Italy.
Info: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Photographer: Stuart MacFarlane
Date Taken: June 1, 2013
Green Day played a hit-packed two and a half-hour set at Emirates Stadium in London last night (June 1) – which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.
The set, opening with a plethora of new material from the band’s three new albums released last year – ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ – spanned the band’s career, featuring such highlights as ‘Basket Case’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘American Idiot’, ‘Minority’ and ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’.
The band were introduced by a man in a pink rabbit suit silently geeing up the crowd before Green Day emerged for a fiery ’99 Revolutions’ from ‘¡Tre!’. There followed ‘Know Your Enemy’ during which Billie Joe Armstrong invited a fan in a Union Jack body stocking to clamber onstage and sing the chorus, while holding up a home-made sign saying “We Love You, Green Day”.
The man wasn’t the only crowd member who took to the stage during the night: a young fan was carried from the front row to hold up a sign saying “Green Day Rocks” throughout ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’, while another fan sang the final chorus of ‘Longview’ and a pink-haired girl was taught the three chords needed to play along with Operation Ivy’s ‘Knowledge’.
The band gave the set a loose, freeform feel, asking for requests before playing rarity ‘Sassafras Roots’ from 1994’s ‘Dookie’. Billie Joe also appeared after ‘Knowledge’ with a water-spray, a low-slung gun-like machine that fired full rolls of toilet paper over the audience and a T-shirt canon.
The chaos really kicked in, however, when ‘King For A Day’ gave way to a medley of ‘Shout’ by Lulu, The Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’ with the band dressed in fancy dress costumes. You can watch fan-shot footage of the medley below.
‘Know Your Enemy’
‘Stay The Night’
‘Stop When The Red Light Flashes’
‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’
‘Nice Guys Finish Last’
‘Waiting’ / ‘Missing You’
‘Burnout’ / ‘J.A.R’
‘Hitchen’ A Ride’
‘Welcome To Paradise’
‘When I Come Around’
‘King For A Day’
‘Jesus Of Suburbia’
Sources: Green Day Authority
December 27, 2012
“The Forgotten” was released as the first single from ¡Tré! on October 30, 2012 and is feature on the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. A music video for the featuring scenes from the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was also released on October 30, 2012.
On December 19, 2012, “X-Kid” was released as the second single from the album. A clip for the song was also released, which simply shows the song playing on a cassette.
¡Tré! is the eleventh studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It is the third and final installment in the ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy, a series of studio albums that were released from September to December 2012. The album follows the power pop style of ¡Uno!, and the garage rock feel of ¡Dos! The album’s title is a nod to the band’s drummer Tré Cool, who turned 40 years old around the release of the album.
Green Day started recording material for the album on February 14, 2012, and finished on June 26, 2012. The album was released on December 7, 2012 in Australia, December 10 in the UK and December 11 in the US, through Reprise Records, and was produced by their long-time producer Rob Cavallo.
All lyrics are written by Billie Joe Armstrong, and all music is composed by Green Day except where noted.
1. “Brutal Love” 4:54
2. “Missing You” 3:43
3. “8th Avenue Serenade” 2:36
4. “Drama Queen” 3:07
5. “X-Kid” 3:41
6. “Sex, Drugs & Violence” 3:31
7. “A Little Boy Named Train” 3:37
8. “Amanda” 2:28
9. “Walk Away” 3:45
10. “Dirty Rotten Bastards” 6:26
11. “99 Revolutions” 3:49
12. “The Forgotten” 4:58
Total length: 46:3
Green Day’s “Oh Love,” shows the band playing music for some scantily clad models on couches with expressions of divinely orgasmic ecstasy, along in what appears to be a look alike set of the band’s American Idiot musical. It’s like the practices your band used to have in your parents’ basement when nobody knew you but your dog and your friends – minus the models. The song comes from ¡Uno!, the first of the band’s three new upcoming albums (the others are ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!). Singer Billie Joe Armstrong described the song as “very lustful” in an interview segment accompanying the video, which was directed by Samuel Bayer. Oh boredom.
Bland and dull.
In the wake of singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s live Las Vegas rant and subsequent rehab enrollment, Green Day have regretfully canceled their October 27 headlining appearance at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival. “Canceling shows is something we rarely do,” said drummer Tré Cool via statement. “We never want to let our fans down, and we are grateful for all of you being understanding during this time.”
The Bay Area punk-poppers had to skip on their September 28 show at San Francisco’s The Fillmore as well. They are presumably working to get everything and everybody on track by the November 26 kickoff of their massive North American arena tour celebrating the release(s) of their in-progress trilogy, Green Day ¡Uno!, out now, Green Day ¡Dos!, out November 13, and Green Day ¡Tré!, due January 15.
We’re rooting for ya, Billie!
When I Come Around (Video)
Directed by Mark Kohr
Filmed before Billie Joe Armstrong’s dramatic onstage incident, the visual splices footage the band recording the pop-punk track with straight-forward concert shots.
Published on Oct 6, 2012 by Greenday
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