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Green Day To Play Shows In South Africa For First Time Ever

Green Day have announced they will perform in South Africa for the first time in January 2025. They will play in Johannesburg at the FNB Stadium on January 19th, and in Cape Town at the DHL Stadium on January 23th. Joining them will be The Offspring, and a local band from South Africa named Fokofpolisiekar.

But before that, Green Day are going on a big tour in 2024 called The Saviors Tour. They will play songs from their old albums Dookie and American Idiot from start to finish, and also play some new songs from their latest album called Saviors.

Mike Dirnt, who plays bass guitar in the band, talked to Kerrang! about how excited they are. “We’re excited. I’m excited about the fact that people are excited about Dookie and American Idiot’s anniversaries. I mean, the fact that we’re launching a new record at the same time as those albums having their anniversaries is a strange anomaly, but also really awesome. And it gives us an opportunity to put together one hell of a show. We can deviate from it – we can do whatever we want to do – but, man, there’s a lot of friggin’ fun songs to play!”

So, Green Day fans have a lot to look forward to with concerts all around the world in 2024 and the band’s first-ever shows in South Africa in 2025.

Check out the announcement below and let us know if you will be going there!

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Green Day Surprise New Yorkers With Impromptu Subway Station Set

Last night, Green Day took their show underground, surprising New Yorkers with an unexpected acoustic set at the 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center subway station. The rock legends, known for their spontaneous performances, were joined by Jimmy Fallon, who hopped in with a tambourine for an impromptu collaboration.

The surprise gig kicked off with the band in clever disguises, playing a cover of Bad Company‘s Feel Like Makin’ Love. As the crowd caught on, Green Day revealed themselves and treated commuters to hits like Basket Case, new single Look Ma, No Brains!, a cover of KISSRock And Roll All Nite, Dilemma, and American Idiot.

Jimmy Fallon, no stranger to musical antics on The Tonight Show, added his tambourine skills to the mix, elevating the excitement. Fans captured the moment on their phones, and there’s hope for official videos from The Tonight Show soon.

This surprise subway station set follows Green Day‘s trend of popping up in unexpected places, like a tiny London pub last year. The timing aligns with the upcoming release of their album Saviors, set to drop this Friday, January 19th. As Green Day continues to surprise fans worldwide, this subway station gig is sure to go down as one of their most memorable moments.

Check out some fan-shot footage below and let us know what you think!

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Green Day Release Final Single ‘One Eyed Bastard’ Two Weeks Before ‘Saviors’ Album Release

As the countdown to Green Day‘s much-anticipated Saviors album reaches two weeks, the band drops One Eyed Bastard, following hit singles like The American Dream Is Killing Me, Look Ma, No Brains!, and Dilemma.

Billie Joe Armstrong reflects on the track’s inspiration, sharing, “Lyrically, I was just reflecting on bad times in life. That’s the thing about nostalgia, sometimes you think, ‘That was an awful time.’

Everyone’s got that ugly place in their life where they have to deal with ugly thoughts – it could be like revenge or whatever. Thankfully, I have an outlet in songwriting.” .

Check out the new single with its animated video below and let us know what you think of it!

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Green Day Release New Song, Announce ‘Saviors’ World Tour Celebrating Two Album Anniversaries

Green Day have unveiled all the details of their upcoming Saviors tour, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Dookie and the 20th anniversary of American Idiot. The tour promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans.

The tour will kick off in Europe on May 30th and arriving in the UK in June for a series of eagerly anticipated shows, where they will be supported by Nothing But Thieves and Maid Of Ace, making these dates even more exciting for UK enthusiasts.

After conquering North America, Green Day will cross the Atlantic to take North America by storm, starting on July 29th, 2024 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The band will be joined by some legendary companions on this journey, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas.

Fans eager to secure their tickets can mark their calendars for the on-sale date, which is Friday, November 10th at 9:30 am GMT for the EU shows and 10 am local time for the US shows. Additionally, there will be presale opportunities for those looking to secure their tickets early.

Green Day also surprised fans by dropping another track from their upcoming new album, titled Saviors. The new song, Look Ma, No Brains!, comes with a music video and has fans eagerly awaiting the release of the full album.

Check out the new song and all the dates and venues for the tour below:

Full List of Green Day Tour Dates:

North America:

  • Jul 29 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
  • Aug 01 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
  • Aug 03 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival*
  • Aug 05 – New York, NY – Citi Field
  • Aug 07 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
  • Aug 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
  • Aug 10 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
  • Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
  • Aug 15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
  • Aug 20 – Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheatre
  • Aug 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
  • Aug 24 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
  • Aug 26 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
  • Aug 28 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
  • Aug 30 – Nashville, TN – Geodis Park
  • Sep 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
  • Sep 04 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
  • Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
  • Sep 10 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
  • Sep 11 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
  • Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
  • Sep 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
  • Sep 20 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
  • Sep 23 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
  • Sep 25 – Portland, OR – Providence Park
  • Sep 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

UK And EU:

  • May 30 – Monte do Gozo, Spain – O Son do Camino*
  • Jun 1 – Madrid Spain – Road to Rio Babel*
  • Jun 5 – Lyon Decines – LDLC Arena – with The Interrupters
  • Jun 7 – Nurnberg Germany – Rock im Park*
  • Jun 8 – Nurburgring Germany – Rock am Ring*
  • Jun 10 – Berlin Germany – Waldbühne – with Donots
  • Jun 11 – Hamburg Germany – Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld – with Donots
  • Jun 15 – Interlaken Switzerland – Greenfield Festival*
  • Jun 16 – Milan Italy – I Days – Hippodrome La Maura*
  • Jun 18 – Paris France – Accor Arena – with The Interrupters
  • Jun 19 – Arnhem Netherlands – GelreDome – with The Hives & The Interrupters
  • Jun 21 – Manchester UK – Emirates Old Trafford – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace
  • Jun 23 – Isle of Wight UK – Isle of Wight Festival*
  • Jun 25 – Glasgow UK – Bellahouston Park – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace
  • Jun 27 – Dublin Ireland – Marlay Park – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace
  • Jun 29 – London UK – Wembley Stadium – with Nothing But Thieves & Maid of Ace
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Green Day Announce Surprise Show

Green Day have just announced they are hopping on a plane to Paris to perform a surprise show there!

The surprise show will take place at Paris’s Bataclan Theatre this Saturday, November 4th. This unexpected treat follows their recent album announcement and release of their new single, The American Dream Is Killing Me.

Tickets will be going on sale tomorrow, October 31st, at 10 AM CET via this link.

The band announced it on their social media channels: “SURPRISE! We decided to hop on a plane and play a show in Paris. See you this Saturday, 4th November, at Bataclan!!!”

Check out the announcement below and let us know whether or not you plan on attending!

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Green Day Release New Single ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’, Announce New Album ‘Saviors’

The teasing has come to an end, as Green Day have finally released the long-awaited highly anticipated new single The American Dream Is Killing Me.

The brand new single will be featured on the band’s upcoming album Saviors, which will be released on the 19th of January, 2024. Regarding the album, Green Day share the following on social media:

Saviors is an invitation into Green Day’s brain, their collective spirit as a band, and an understanding of friendship, culture and legacy of the last 30-plus years.
It’s raw and emotional. Funny and disturbing. It’s a laugh at the pain, weep in the happiness kind of record.
Honesty and vulnerability.
What is Saviors about, you ask?
Power pop, punk, rock, indie triumph. disease, war, inequality, influencers, yoga retreats, alt right, dating apps, masks, MENTAL HEALTH, climate change, oligarchs, social media division, free weed, fentanyl, fragility,,..”

The American Dream Is Killing Me comes with an accompanying music video which you can check out right below. Are you excited for Green Day‘s next era? Let us know via social media!