Including material for the first time in 15 years
Green Day launched their new album ‘Revolution Radio’ with an intimate show at Rough Trade in New York – debuting new songs and treating fans to rarities and old classics.
Taking to the stage, the band opened with ‘Somewhere New’ from ‘Revolution Radio’ – giving the track its live debut. They also performed ‘Insomniac’ classic ‘Armatage Shanks’ for the first time since 2010 and early cut ‘Why Do You Want Him?’ from 1990’s ‘Slappy’ EP for the first time in 15 years.
As well as taking requests from fans, the show was a career-spanning set – leaning as heavily on their 90s material as it did their latter day releases.
Green Day played:
Somewhere Now (Live debut)
Armatage Shanks (First time live since 2010)
Stuart and the Ave.
409 in Your Coffeemaker
One for the Razorbacks
I Was There
Why Do You Want Him? (First time live since 2001)
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
One of My Lies
Only of You
Meanwhile, Green Day recently told NME that their seminal 2004 album ‘American Idiot’ will be made into a movie by HBO, while frontman Billie Joe Armstrong stars stars as the lead in ‘Ordinary World’ – set for release on 14 October.
Green Day will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 1 July. A full line-up of support acts is yet to be announced. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 7 October.
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They release their new album ‘Revolution Radio’ on 7 October. The band return to the UK to tour in early 2017, performing at Leeds First Direct Arena (February 5), Manchester Arena (6) and London O2 Arena (8).