Green Day release Bang Bang video

A still from Green Day's Bang Bang video
A still from Green Day's Bang Bang video

Green Day have released a video for their track Bang Bang.

The song features on the trio’s upcoming 12th album Revolution Radio, which launches on October 7 via Reprise Records.

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool previously issued a stream of Bang Bang, along with a video for Revolution Radio.

Green Day’s Armstong also admitted that writing Bang Bang freaked him out as he penned the track from the perspective of a gunman.

He said: “Bang Bang is about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media. There’s this sort of rage happening, but it’s also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted.

“To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out.

“I wouldn’t even say I was trying to understand it. I was just trying to figure out the character. I don’t know why someone would ever do something that horrific because I know I never would.”

Green Day will head out on tour later this month in support of Revolution Radio, with dates planned across north America and Europe.

The cover art for Green Day's Revolution Radio

The cover art for Green Day's Revolution Radio

Green Day Revolution Radio tracklist

  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

Green Day tour dates

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

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