Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Says He’s “Renouncing” His U.S. Citizenship Following The Repeal Of Roe v. Wade

During Green Day’s June 24 show in London, UK, Billie Joe Armstrong said that he is “renouncing” his U.S. citizenship following the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. He told the crowd the following:

“Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here. There’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country. Oh, I’m not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.”

He went on to say “fuck the Supreme Court of America” before performing “American Idiot” and also called the justices “pricks” during a performance of “Hitchin’ A Ride.”

[via Daily Mail]

Green Day Cancel Moscow, Russia Show

Green Day have cancelled their upcoming show in Moscow, Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The band commented:

“With heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium. We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s much bigger than that. But we also know that rock and roll is forever and we feel confident there will be a time and a place for us to return in the future. Refunds available at the point of purchase. Stay safe.”

Green Day To Perform AT “Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest”

Green Day are among the artists who are set to perform at the “Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest.” The event will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 10-12 and it will feature the following:

02/10: Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly
02/11: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Mickey Guyton
02/12: Green Day and Miley Cyrus

The festival will take place before the Super Bowl, which is scheduled to take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on February 13.

Green Day To Release “The BBC Sessions” Live Album In December

Green Day will be releasing a new live album titled “The BBC Sessions” on December 10. The effort will feature 16 tracks that were recorded at London’s Maida Vale Studios between 1994 and 2001. The first single, a 1994 live version of “2000 Light Years Away,” can be found below:

“The BBC Sessions” Track Listing:

01. “She” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
02. “When I Come Around” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
03. “Basket Case” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
04. “2000 Light Years Away” (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
05. “Geek Stink Breath” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
06. “Brain Stew/Jaded” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
07. “Walking Contradiction” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
08. “Stuck With Me” (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
09. “Hitchin’ A Ride” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
10. “Nice Guys Finish Last” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
11. “Prosthetic Head” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
12. “Redundant” (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
13. “Castaway” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
14. “Church On Sunday” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
15. “Minority” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
16. “Waiting” (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)

Green Day Premiere Video For Live Cover Of KISS’ “Rock And Roll All Nite”

Green Day have premiered a new video for their cover of KISS’ “Rock And Roll All Nite.” That track was recorded live during the band’s recent “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. The group commented:

“Even though the Hella Mega Tour is over (for now), we want to keep partying every day 🎉🎉 which is why we’re dropping our live version of “Rock and Roll All Nite” right here, right now!! “

Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.

Watch Green Day Cover KISS’ “Rock And Roll All Nite” In Dallas, TX

During Green Day’s July 24 show at Globe Life Field in Dallas, TX, the band performed a cover of KISS’ “Rock And Roll All Nite.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, members of KISS also commented on the performance:

Funko To Release New Green Day Pop! Rocks Vinyl Figures

Funko have announced a new line of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures based on Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. The figures are expected to be released in August and can be pre-ordered at GameStop, Hot Topic, Big Apple Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, etc.

Green Day Premiere New Song “Pollyanna”, Announce Revised Dates For North American Tour With Fall Out Boy And Weezer

Green Day have premiered a new song titled “Pollyanna.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

In other news, the band have also announced the revised schedule for their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters:

07/24 – Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
07/29 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
08/05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/27 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle park
08/29 – San Diego, CA – PetCo Park
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
09/06 – Seattle, WA – T Mobile Park

To promote the tour, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be performing on “Good Morning America” on July 17 as part of their “Summer Concert Series.” Green Day will also be joining them for an exclusive interview on the show.