Green Day have shared the video for their recent single ‘Bang Bang’.
The song in question features on the band’s forthcoming album ‘Revolution Radio’, out October 7. Its accompanying video – directed by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong – sees the band framed for bank robbery by a group of three youngsters, who then proceed to shower the crowd with the stolen cash at a Green Day gig. Watch beneath.
The punk band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong recently said he was surprised at how aggressive the album’s first single, ‘Bang Bang’, sounded. He said: “’Bang Bang’ is the most aggressive single we’ve ever had. I didn’t plan on it being that way. I don’t want to be the old guy saying ‘We’re going to show these young whippersnappers how it’s done.’ It was just ‘Fuck, this sounds really good.’”
The band recently released the album’s title track. Scroll below to see Green Day’s 2017 UK live dates.
Singer Billie Joe Armstrong had previously said ‘Revolution Radio’ was inspired by their anger at the state of America, and that the rise of Donald Trump since it was completed scared them.
Armstrong told Kerrang! in August:” “The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. “I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said: ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man.”
Armstrong had also said that the Black Lives Matter movement had inspired the trio for their first album since the ‘Uno!’, ‘Dos!’, ‘Tre!’ trilogy in 2012, since when Armstrong has been rehab, which also inspired songs on ‘Revolution Radio’.
Green Day will play the following UK dates:
Leeds First Direct Arena (February 5)
Manchester Arena (6)
London O2 Arena (8)