Merry Christmas, Green Day fans
Green Day have shared the video video for ‘Youngblood’ – showing behind the scenes of their ‘Revolution Radio’ tour and footage from their massive London Hyde Park show.
Released as a Christmas present for fans, the clip shows live action and the band at play across the globe-spanning tour with took in 117 gigs across 14 months and 27 countries. Highlights of the video include raucous footage of their huge show for British Summer Time festival in London.
Speaking of the origins of the track, the band told NME that it was originally intended for their ‘lost’ album ‘Cigarettes And Valentines‘ – but it’s unlikely that other material would be released.
“It’s pretty much in the vault right now,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told NME. “There was the one song, ‘Cigarettes and Valentines’ that we brought out live, I don’t know, we’ll see if any of that stuff ends up seeing the light of day.”
Bassist Mike Dirnt said: “There’s always a lot in the vault, but we tend to look forward rather than reaching back.
Armstrong added: “There’s one song that was written a long time ago that’s on the new record [‘Revolution Radio‘] called ‘Youngblood’, and that got a facelift and new lyrics and stuff like that.”
Meanwhile, Armstrong recently confirmed that he was at work on writing songs for the next Green Day album. This comes amid speculation of an anniversary tour in 2019, after the band revealed that they had been rehearsing classic albums ‘Dookie’ and ‘Insomniac’ in full.
The band are also believed to be working on a movie adaptation of their now seminal comeback album ‘American Idiot‘.
“That’s the plan right now, yeah,” said Armstrong. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through a couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.”