In an exclusive web performance, the band bashed out the title track of their latest album. Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong explained the song was inspired by a Black Lives Matter protest he joined two years ago and the song’s potent meaning came across onstage. Green Day deftly transitioned into the song’s final breakdown before unleashing one final chorus.
Green Day also performed new single “Bang Bang,” which is about gun violence in America. The band did not tweak the song as they did during at Sunday’s American Music Awards. During the awards show, Armstrong inserted a line from M.D.C.’s “Born to Die” (“No Trump/ No KKK/ No fascist USA”), which has inspired a popular anti-Trump protest chant.
Green Day released Revolution Radio in October, marking their first LP since their 2012 trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tre!. The group will embark on a massive North American tour in support of the record next year, beginning March 1st in Phoenix, Arizona.