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Green Day Release New Music Video For “Back In The USA”

Green Day Release New Music Video For “Back In The USA”

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day today released a new song and accompanying music video for “Back In The USA,” which is featured on Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. The album is available everywhere today via Reprise Records. Watch the video below and to purchase the album visit www.greenday.com. A complete track listing can be found below.

Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band includes 20 hits spanning Green Day’s prolific 31 years as a band. In addition to “Back In The USA,” it also features a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously collaborated with Lambert at the 56th annual Grammy® Awards in 2014 for a live duet in tribute of the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.

On March 22nd, God miraculously came down to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as “God’s Favorite Band” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When God speaks people listen, and that day God bestowed upon Green Day the title: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. The collection chronicles the sonic journey of one of the most essential and dynamic rock bands in recent history. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day achieved breakout success with 1994’s Dookie, which has sold more than 10 million copies to date in the U.S. alone. Widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, Green Day would go on to release Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000). In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot, which captured the nation’s attention and sold more than six million copies in the U.S. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The band went on to release the critically acclaimed 21st Century Breakdown (2009) and the album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré (2012).

Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, People proclaimed: “The punk vets still have a tattooed finger on the national pulse.”

Earlier this fall, Billie Joe Armstrong performed “Ordinary World” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon before a show stopping Green Day performance at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York City. This weekend they will wrap up the current leg of their global tour in Mexico City.

Track Listing
1. 2000 Light Years Away
2. Longview
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
6. She
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin’ a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
10. Minority
11. Warning
12. American Idiot
13. Holiday
14. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Know Your Enemy
17. 21 Guns
18. Oh Love
19. Bang Bang
20. Still Breathing
21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA

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Green Day To Release ‘Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band’ On November 17th

Green Day To Release ‘Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band’ On November 17th

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day will release Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band on November 17th. The playlist includes 20 hits spanning the band’s prolific 31 years as a band, plus a brand new song called “Back In The USA” and a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously collaborated with Lambert at the 56th annual Grammy® Awards in 2014 for a live duet in tribute of the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers. 

Off the heels of their wildly successful Revolution Radio World which included stops at the Oakland Coliseum, Wrigley Field and the Rose Bowl, comes Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band — available everywhere on November 17th. Physical pre-orders are available now at www.greenday.com. See below for a complete track listing.

On March 22nd, God miraculously came down to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as “God’s Favorite Band” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When God speaks people listen, and that day God bestowed upon Green Day the title: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. The collection chronicles the sonic journey of one of the most essential and dynamic rock bands in recent history. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day achieved breakout success with 1994’s Dookie which has sold over 10 million copies to date in the U.S. alone. Widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, Green Day would go on to release Insomniac (1995), Nimrod (1997), and Warning (2000). In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention and sold more than six million copies in the U.S. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The band went on to release the critically acclaimed 21st Century Breakdown (2009) and the album trilogy Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré (2012).

Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, People proclaimed: “The punk vets still have a tattooed finger on the national pulse.”

Last month, Billie Joe Armstrong performed “Ordinary World” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon before a show stopping Green Day performance at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York City. In November they’ll head to South America for another run of dates. To see a complete list of upcoming dates, visit www.greenday.com/tour.

TRACKLISTING:
1. 2000 Light Years Away
2. Longview
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
6. She
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin’ a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
10. Minority
11. Warning
12. American Idiot
13. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
14. Holiday
15. Wake Me Up When September Ends
16. Know Your Enemy
17. 21 Guns
18. Oh Love
19. Bang Bang
20. Still Breathing
21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA

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Green Day’s ‘Nimrod’ Set To Receive 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Reissue

Green Day’s ‘Nimrod’ Set To Receive 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Reissue

Green Day‘s seminal 1997 album, Nimrod, will receive a 20th anniversary limited edition vinyl reissue on October 13th on Reprise Records.

The reissue will be available in two configurations, with both including double 140 gram bright yellow vinyl. Click HERE to see details on each configuration.

Originally released on October 14, 1997 through Reprise Records, Nimrod was recorded in Los Angeles, CA and produced by Rob Cavallo. The critically acclaimed album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart and has since sold over two million copies and has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. The album yielded the acoustic hit “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” which became a massive hit around the world and soundtracked the finales of several high profile television series, most notably Seinfeld.  Upon its release, the Los Angeles Times hailed: “Though Green Day clings resolutely to some powerful punk tenets–a clean-burning musical attack fueled by protracted teen angst and guided by a “loser” outlook–the musicians’ knack for whipping up incandescent pop songs transcends punk and makes them winners…”

Green Day is currently on the second U.S. leg of their Revolution Radio world tour.

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Corbett Redford On The Making of ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’

Corbett Redford On The Making of ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’

Corbett Redford, director of a new documentary film about punk rock in the East Bay and the band Green Day, is photographed outside the 924 Gilman punk music venue in Berkeley, CA. (Photo by Kristopher Skinner)

With over two decades of experience in the creative arts, ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ is Corbett Redford’s first foray into the world of documentary filmmaking. In 1995, Corbett co-founded the satire-based, folk-punk band Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Over the next 20 years with that band, he played thousands of shows, co-wrote and recorded over 100 songs, produced 15 music videos and co-wrote two books. Redford’s band found a home performing at the 924 Gilman collective in Berkeley and also volunteered at that venue for many years. His deep interest and involvement in the local music community of California’s East Bay area led Corbett to be chosen by executive producers Green Day to helm directing and producing duties for the documentary ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’. Because of this project, Redford co-founded a film production company, Capodezero Films, with his longtime creative collaborator Anthony Marchitiello. After 3 years of production, Corbett is excited to share this documentary in hopes that those who watch it might be reminded of the importance of inclusion and community in a world that seems to be growing more fragmented and exclusive by the day.

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock – the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper as well as the Maximum Rocknroll fanzine helped take the punk underground global. As the once-vibrant local scene became wrought with violence, corruption and racism, punks over the bridge in the East Bay responded by creating a fun and inclusive style of punk that also carried on the region’s tradition of radical thought. Banding together around Berkeley’s all- volunteer 924 Gilman Club, this diverse collective of misfits created a do-it-yourself, no-spectators’ petri dish for art & music that changed the Bay Area punk scene… and the world at large. Today, we know about some of the bands who emerged from this scene, like Green Day and Rancid, but their success is just the tip of the iceberg; the roots of this inspiring story go deep into the underground. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ is told by the people who were there. The story of East Bay punk rock unfolds from its unlikely beginnings, continues through its struggles, and triumphs with its raucous power continuing to be influential today.

Json Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with director Corbett Redford to discuss his passion for the punk scene in East Bay, the challenges of bringing ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ to the screen and the impact the scene and making the film had on him creatively.

You have had a truly unique career path. How did you go from being focused on music to taking on an ambitious documentary?

I’ve been in a band on and off for 20 years. I started a band because it was a way to tell stories. Not to discredit anybody who has gone to school to make film or anyone who has had a career in it for a long time, but with my band, I had produced and directed a few music videos and, to me, a documentary was another way to tell a story. However daunting it was, I wasn’t really afraid of taking it on. In many aspects, you might be able to tell that I’m a first time documentary filmmaker, but I think it was an easy transition because both music and film are ways to convey stories.

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ is an amazing film. How did the ball get rolling initially?

Green Day had the idea for many years, to do a documentary about their early days. It would include some of the bands like Neurosis, Operation Ivy, Rancid and Jawbreaker, who were bands who came out of the scene. Billie [Joe Armstrong] was thinking about getting it rolling and he asked me if I could find some footage of Green Day before 1994, when ‘Dookie’ hit big. I went out and found a whole bunch of footage and brought it back to him. He said, “This is fantastic! Thank you! We’re looking to make this film about our early days and the scene. Do you know anybody who could do it?” I said, “Yeah! Me!” [laughs] They have always been supportive of my art and the things I have done in music. I think they either knew that I had something special or I was missing a certain cog in my brain that would allow me to take on something so insane! [laughs] He said, “Yeah, I think you could do it. Let me talk to the guys and I will get back to you tomorrow.” Before I knew it, I had the gig! Another factor was that I wasn’t an outsider in the scene. A lot of these people in the film don’t want to share their stories with outsiders. I think that the guys in Green Day knew that I had the ability to take on complicated projects and that I had the trust of a lot of people in the scene, which allowed me to cover the story that we wanted to tell.

This is an expansive documentary for which you did 185 interviews and shot over 500 hours of footage. How did you wrap your brain around the story you wanted to tell early on in the creative process?

That’s what we took the most time with! Our lead story editor Dan Abbott and our other story editors Frank Piegaro and Melissa Dale, my co-writer Anthony Marchitiello and the editor, Greg Schneider, were all focused on that. The story editors would put all of the content into a database, so that if we needed to know something about a particular subject, we could look it up and reference any minute of the 500 hours of interview footage. That’s how we would kind of find our story elements. With every one of the 185 interviews, your narrative changes! You learn new things and you go down different paths. This movie took so many forms! Too many forms! [laughs] We had a 5 hour cut at one point! With that said, there will be a lot of deleted scenes but the movie still clocks in at a whooping 2 hours and 38 minutes already! [laughs] It was a really, really complicated task and I could not have done it alone! We were also very lucky to have people like Kamela Parks, Robert Eggplant and Dave Mello, people who were in the scene, who would help us check things for accuracy. We had questions like, “Was this band that was alive for 2 months very important to many people in the local scene?” They would help me with recalling their time in the scene, if that was the case. With that said, no documentary is definitive. I would encourage people to look at this as a bit of a primer. There are a million other documentaries that could be spawned out of the dozens of subjects in this film.

Green Day at Gilman in 1992 – Photo by Murray Bowles

How did the end product you achieved differ from what you might have envisioned early on in the process?

Ya know, it didn’t really change that much. Originally, we were looking at very simple scenes — Green Day’s early years, Gilman, and the bands that came out of it. Then you realize that Gilman was created in a bubble, San Francisco, right across the bridge from Berkeley and Oakland, and it was the birth of punk in the Bay Area. It played a big part of what happened in the East Bay. Before Gilman, there were places like Ruthie’s and New Method. We really wanted to be as thorough and complete as possible but the basic tenets of the idea that 924 Gilman changed punk in the sense that it made new rules. A lot of people think of mohawks, leather jackets, reckless behavior and loud music. but a lot of the kids who loved that stuff in the East Bay, also had parents who were professors or hippies, so there was a bit more of a thoughtful, intellectual thing going on. With that came satire, humor and not taking yourself so seriously and with that usually comes inclusivity. That idea inspired me! Punk wasn’t about a costume or a sound but about what could be achieved if you showed, were kind to people and put in the work to build something positive within your community. That was always something I knew I wanted to focus on. So, I don’t think the original vision changed that much, it just grew! [laughs]

There are some very unique characters within this scene and in the film. What were some of the highlights for you when it came to tracking them down and documenting their stories?

Oh, wow! One of the great stories is that I was waiting for Kirk Hammett from Metallica to respond. He had a big knowledge of Ruthie’s Inn and a love for early East Bay punk and San Francisco punk. He’s from the same town and general neighborhood that I’m from, as well as where Primus, Green Day, Isocracy, Corrupted Morals, and so many other Bay Area punk bands are from. I was reaching out to him and one day I started getting texts from an unknown number. It was like, “Hey you Gravy Boys, let’s meet up and do my interview at Ed’s Bar.” I was like, “Ok, wait. Ed’s Bar? That’s in El Sobrante down the block from me. Wait?” I looked over at my wife and said, “I think Kirk Hammett is texting me!” [laughs] Ya know, a lot of the folks in this film, bless their hearts, are kind of burnt out. I think a lot of people in the punk community, including myself, are kind of wingnuts! I had to really brush up on my speaking burnout and wingnut! [laughs] I had to speak with passion and conviction to as many people as I could to let them know they could trust me to share their stories. There were so many wild rides in this! I was so happy to speak with people like Michael Franti, Miranda, Ian MacKaye and Kathleen Hanna. I even spoke with Duff McKagan of Guns ‘N Roses, who was in a punk band called The Farts, which is pretty wild! There were so many others like Metal Mike, Stacy White, Kamela Parks, Robert Eggplant and a lot of the unsung authors, educators and volunteers that make help this scene what it was. A lot of people were hard to confirm but I did it and I’m glad that I didn’t give up on trying to snare some of them into being a part of this! [laughs]

Rancid at Gilman in 1993 – Photo by Murray Bowles

Looking back on the entire process of bringing this film to life, what do you consider the biggest challenges you faced?

The biggest challenge I think I faced was the responsibility of doing the story justice. A lot of people in this film, dozens and dozens, have never shared their stories or been in a documentary. They are not rockstars and they don’t have an ease in their walk. What I’m saying is that for many of them, all that they have is their memories. I felt a deep responsibility to consider that in every waking moment of building this thing. I felt the responsibility to do it right. That was the biggest challenge! When you are dealing with 500 hours of interview footage and 30 years of history, you’re condensing it all into 2 hours and 38 minutes, it feels exploitative because you can’t include everybody. In small ways, I hope that we did include everybody but I know that it wasn’t really possible. I’m proud of the film and I’m proud of what we pulled off but it certainly wasn’t easy.

You couldn’t have asked for a better narrator for this story than Iggy Pop. How did he come into the mix?

We knew when we were condensing the film down from 5 hours that we need a narrator to help condense the themes. Billie Joe Armstrong and I started thinking about who we could get who had an interesting voice. It had to be someone who wasn’t in the scene because if you choose one person, others start to ask, “Well, why was it this person? Why wasn’t it that person representing us from within the scene.” We knew we had to have an outsider. I initially thought of Tom Waits because he was local and has an interesting voice. Billy said, “That’s a really good idea. Let’s keep thinking.” One day, Billie called me and said, “What about Iggy?” I said, “Iggy Pop! The Godfather of Punk, man! He’s got a great, resonate voice!” Billie said, “Yeah! We backed him up on some songs and his record, ‘Skull Ring.’ Let me reach out to him.” He called me later and said, “Consider it done!” Before I knew it, I was collaborating on the script with him and flying out to his living room to record the narration with our sound guy Matthew Voelker, and our director of photography, Greg Schneider. It was a wild ride and I still can’t believe it happened!

The punk rock scene in the East Bay, and 924 Gilman in particular, made a big impact on all involved. How did it impact you and help to shape the man we see today?

I was from a region called Contra Costa County and there are no universities here. Our parents were working class folks – waitresses, bartenders, construction workers, etc. When we go out to these centers of knowledge, like Berkeley, some of the stuff that was coming out of our mouths was very, very uninformed and definitely not progressive, ya know! [laughs] For example, let’s take the journey of the Beastie Boys. They went from singing “Girls, to do my dishes, to do my laundry…” to “To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I want to offer my love and respect to the end.” They were cognizant of their journey. When I came out here to Gilman, I wasn’t racist, sexist or homophobic necessarily, but I didn’t have a filter. There were enough people who would kindly check me and ask me what I meant by something. Ultimately, the lessons that I learned at Gilman and through that scene made me a better citizen of the world.

Operation Ivy at Gilman in 1988 – Photo by Murray Bowles

We’ve talked about what a wild ride making this film was for you. How did the experience of bring this project to life change you?

I think it definitely gave me a meter as to what kind of projects I will take on. Maybe it will be something a little more simple next time! [laughs] Maybe a single subject kind of documentary is in my future! [laughs] It really gave me more of a filter on the kinds of projects I want to do next. I’m really we happy we pulled this one off, but I think people can tell when they watch it that there is a lot going on and that there was a lot of work done to make it happen. I became a father for the first time during the making of this film and I also turned forty years old during the making of it. I’m a completely new person now that it’s done! [laughs] I hope people enjoy it and I hope people see things that they can relate to in this film that might inspire them to make art, music and community together themselves.

Where can people dive into the music you have created in the past and to learn more about ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’?

I’ve been on and off in a satiric folk band called Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits for 20 years. People ask me about the name and I say, “Well, that’s what you get when you are stoned at 19 or 20 and you make a band!” [laughs] You can go to www.bobbyjoeebola.com to learn more. To find out more about the film and where it’s playing nationally starting on July 25th until the end of September, you can go to www.eastbaypunk.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Awesome! Thanks so much for your time today and for putting 3 years of your life into making this film a reality. It’s truly an inspiration!

Thank you, Jason! I really appreciate it!

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ hits select theaters on July 28th, 2017.

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Abramorama Rolls Out National Theatrical Tour For ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’

Abramorama Rolls Out National Theatrical Tour For ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’

Green Day – Photo by Murray Bowles

Abramorama will kick off the national film tour of TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK with a week long run at the IFC Center in New York City on July 28, 2017 and exclusive one night only showings and week long runs in cities across North America in tandem with Green Day’s Revolution Radio World Tour. More than 60 theaters have already been booked with more to come.  See below for the current list and check  https://eastbaypunk.com/  for regular updates.  In a unique release strategy, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will “tour with the band” enabling theatres to be marketing partners with Green Day in promoting the film’s theatrical release and the band’s nationwide tour.

The feature documentary had its world premiere as the opening night film of the 16th SF DOCFEST on May 31st followed by a sold-out two week theatrical run at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Francisco in early June.

Written and directed by Corbett Redford and executive produced by Green Day and Pat Magnarella, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK  is narrated by Iggy Pop and  features Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool (Green Day), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Jello Biafra & East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys), Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat), Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman & Lars Fredricksen (Rancid), Brett Gurewitz & Jay Bentley (Bad Religion), Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin) , Michael Franti (Spearhead, Beatnigs) and interviews with more than 100 artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk rock music scene.

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Theatrical Dates as of 7/12/17

Montreal, Canada – 7/25/2017

New York, NY – 7/28/2017

Red Bank, NJ – 7/29/2017

Baton Rouge, LA – 8/3/2017

Dallas, TX – 8/3/2017

Yonkers, NY – 7/29/2017

Berkeley, CA – 8/4/2017

Chico, CA – 8/6/2017

Houston, TX – 8/7/2017

Seattle, WA – 8/9/2017

San Jose, CA – 8/10/2017

Salt Lake City, UT – 8/10/2017

Sebastopol, CA – 8/11/2017

Denver, CO – 8/11/2017

Kansas City, MO – 8/12/2017

Cedar Falls, IA – 8/16/2017

Cedar Rapids, IA – 8/16/2017

Iowa City, IA – 8/16/2017

Elk River, MN – 8/16/2017

Oakdale, MN – 8/16/2017

Rochester, MN – 8/16/2017

Nashville, TN – 9/4/2017

Shakopee, MN – 8/16/2017

Waite Park, MN – 8/16/2017

Cape Girardeau, MO – 8/16/2017

Des Peres, MO – 8/16/2017

St. Charles, MO – 8/16/2017

St. Louis, MO – 8/16/2017

Austin, TX—9/10/2017

Bellevue, NE – 8/16/2017

Lincoln, NE – 8/16/2017

Omaha, NE – 8/16/2017

Columbus, OH – 8/16/2017

Pickerington, OG – 8/16/2017

Appleton, WI – 8/16/2017

Ashwaubenon, WI – 8/16/2017

Madison, WI – 8/16/2017

Menomonee Falls, WI – 8/16/2017

Oak Creek, WI – 8/16/2017

Huntington, NY – 7/29/2017

Chattanooga, TN – 8/18/2017

Indianapolis, IN – 8/19/2017

Omaha, NE – 8/20/17

Maitland, FL – 8/21/2017

Cincinnatti, OH – 8/23/24

Addison, IL – 8/30/2017

Bloomington, IL – 8/30/2017

Country Club Hills, IL – 8/30/2017

Gurnee, IL – 8/30/2017

Orland Park, IL – 8/30/2017

Philadelphia, PA – 8/302017

Chapel Hill, NC – 8/31/2017

Buffalo, NY – 8/31/2017

Coconut Creek, FL – 9/2/2017

Avondale, AZ – 9/7/2017

Mesa, AZ – 9/7/2017

Tempe, AZ – 9/7/2017

Moreno Valley, CA – 9/7/2017

Redlands, CA – 9/7/2017

Denver, CO – 9/7/2017

New Orleans, LA – 9/8/2017

Tampa, FL – 9/13/2017

Phoenix, AZ – 9/14/2017

San Antonio, TX – 9/14/2017

Winchester, VA – 9/16/2017

Los Angeles, CA – 9/18/2017

San Diego, CA – 9/18/2017

For more information on the film please visit: https://eastbaypunk.com/

About Green Day
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.  Green Day’s 12th studio albumRevolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  The band is currently on their Revolution Radio World Tour. www.greenday.com

About Abramorama
Abramorama is the preeminent theatrical distributor of music films in the US today and recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners.  An industry leader in marketing and promotion, Abramorama continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience. Over the course of more than 15 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; Corbett Redford and Green Day’s Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Jill Campbell’s Mr. Chibbs; Tomer Heymann’s Mr. Gaga; Dawn Porter’s Trapped; Kim A. Snyder’s Newtown; Charles Ferguson’s Time To Choose; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s Greendale; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story Of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award®-nominated, Exit Through the Gift Shop; the surprise indie hit Awake: The Life of Yogananda; Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog,Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-Nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence. Abramorama is a founding partner of The Seventh Art Stand program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017.  For more information visitwww.abramorama.com

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Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour In Support Of ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour In Support Of ‘Revolution Radio’

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day have announced their 2017 Revolution Radio North American Tour. The band is touring in support of their new album Revolution Radio, which was released Friday, October 7th by Reprise Records. Against Me! will provide support for all dates.

greenday-tour-poster-2017Presale tickets will be available to Idiot Nation members on Wednesday, October 12th at 9:00 AM local venue time.  For more info on the presale, visit www.gdidiotnation.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 14th. VIP packages will be available for all dates. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.

The Revolution Radio Tour kicks off on March 1st, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ and will crisscross its way across North America. See below for confirmed dates.

Revolution Radio was praised by Alternative Press: “the most intensely personal Green Day album in years,” Entertainment Weekly: “their most focused album in years,” LA Times: “a barnstormer of a new punk record,” Nylon: “delivers in terms of music, lyrics, and an unstoppable and quintessentially Green Day energy,” Q: “Revolution Radio is Green Day back at their best,” Rolling Stone: “it reflects decades of accrued emotional and musical wisdom,” USA Today: “a bracing return to form,” and many more.

Watch the video for the band’s single “Bang Bang” HERE.

To purchase Revolution Radio, click HERE.

Green Day 2017 Live Dates

3/1 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
3/2 El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
3/4 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
3/5 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
3/7 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
3/8 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
3/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
3/12 Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center
3/13 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
3/15 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
3/17 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
3/19 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
3/20 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
3/22 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
3/23 Quebec, QC – Vidéotron Centre
3/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
3/27 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
3/28 Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
3/30 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/1 Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
4/3 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
4/5 Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center
4/7 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
4/8 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center

* All dates with Against Me

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Green Day Premiere Music Video For “Bang Bang”

Green Day Premiere Music Video For “Bang Bang”

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day release the music video for their current single “Bang Bang” from their upcoming new album Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records on October 7th. Shot in Venice, CA, the video was directed by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and is available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook HERE.

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, “Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.

Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of the album. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO, and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.

Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

September 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
September 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
September 23 – Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey
September 24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
September 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
September 01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
October 20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
January 10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
January 11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
January 13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
January 14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
January 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
January 18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
January 19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
January 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
January 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
January 28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
January 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
January 31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
February 02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
February 03 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
February 05 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
February 06 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
February 08 – London @ The O2
June 23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

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Green Day Release “Revolution Radio” Single From Upcoming New Album

Green Day Release “Revolution Radio” Single From Upcoming New Album

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day have released the title track from their upcoming new studio album Revolution Radio. A lyric video for the song is available to watch today on Facebook HERERevolution Radio is available for pre-order now at www.greenday.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Bang Bang” and “Revolution Radio.”

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music.

Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of the album. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO, and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are available for purchase beginning today at 9:00 AM local time. Visit www.greenday.com for tour dates and ticket info.

Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

September 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
September 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
September 23 – Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey
September 24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
September 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
September 01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
October 20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
January 10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
January 11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
January 13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
January 14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
January 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
January 18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
January 19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
January 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
January 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
January 28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
January 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
January 31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
February 02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
February 03 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
February 05 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
February 06 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
February 08 – London @ The O2
June 23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

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Green Day Announce Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day Announce Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Revolution Radio’

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of their upcoming 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records on October 7th. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Tickets will be available for purchase by Idiot Nation members on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 AM local venue time. For more info on the pre-sale, visit www.gdidiotnation.com. A general on-sale will begin Friday, September 9th at 9:00 AM local time. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.

In January, Green Day will launch a European arena tour in support of the album. The Interrupters will support all dates in Europe. Please see below for all upcoming dates.

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, the first single “Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.

Revolution Radio is available for pre-order at www.greenday.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of “Bang Bang.”Watch a lyric video for the track HERE.

Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

September 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
September 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
September 23 – Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey
September 24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
September 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
September 01 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
October 03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
October 20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
January 10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
January 11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
January 13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
January 14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
January 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
January 18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
January 19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
January 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
January 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
January 28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
January 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
January 31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
February 02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
February 03 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
February 05 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
February 06 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
February 08 – London @ The O2
June 23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

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Green Day To Unleash New Album, ‘Revolution Radio,’ On October 7th!

Green Day To Unleash New Album, ‘Revolution Radio,’ On October 7th!

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will release their 12th studio album, entitled Revolution Radio, on October 7th via Reprise Records. The album is available for pre-order today at www.greenday.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Bang Bang,” which is now available. Watch a lyric video for the song exclusively via Facebook HERE.

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. The first single, “Bang Bang”, released today and inspired by recent events, marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.

“Of course the world has lost its collective mind… and me, Mike and Tré are lost souls too,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Revolution Radio is a movement for lost souls to come together… dance together… sing together… and most of all, find each other. That’s what the spirit of Green Day has been about since day one.”

More information on Revolution Radio and live dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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The tracklisting for Revolution Radio:

1. Somewhere Now
2. Bang Bang
3. Revolution Radio
4. Say Goodbye
5. Outlaws
6. Bouncing Off The Wall
7. Still Breathing
8. Youngblood
9. Too Dumb To Die
10. Troubled Times
11. Forever Now
12. Ordinary World

ABOUT GREEN DAY
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.  Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum.  2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States.  Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway.  On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.

Get all the info an all things Green Day at the official website — www.greenday.com.

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