Green Day has announced they want to tour Australia in 2025, after a lengthy pandemic-enforced absence.
“We haven’t been to Australia in years,” Billie Joe told Sunrise, promoting their recent single Dilemma. “We definitely want to come back — maybe 2025. Every time we go to Australia it’s hard to leave.”
Green Day had planned a joint tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy in November 2020 before the pandemic forced its cancellation.
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“With a set that lasted over two hours, featuring tracks from all eras of the band and all fan favourites, Green Day’s chemistry with each other and the crowd was like little I’ve ever seen,” Joe Hansen wrote of their last Melbourne show.
“While the band had the massive backdrops and pyrotechnics an act of their calibre can indulge in, there was a refreshing looseness to the performance, with the organic and natural sound of a good rock band coming through clear as day.
“While countless bands playing stages that size rely on backing tracks and precisely programmed light shows, the band could have easily put on the same show at a venue a fraction of the size. It’s rare that this reviewer ventures to giant arena shows like this, and I was admittedly skeptical of an “uncool” band like Green Day delivering such an impressive show, but damn it they were great.”
Green Day’s new album, Saviors, will be released on January 9.