Green Day Side-Project The Coverups Have Announced A Show
Before Green Day busy themselves with a jam-packed 2020 – which will include the release of their new album Father Of All…, and the epic Hella Mega Tour – one of the band’s many side-projects have announced a surprise show.
The Coverups, whose members include the band themselves as well as many of their alumni, will be performing in the run-up up to Christmas at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, joined by their friends in The Interrupters, plus One Less Zero, Dead Mermaids and Dead Sound.
While the band’s line-up has typically included Green Day’s own Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, news of the gig was actually confirmed by drummer Tré Cool, who wrote in the caption, “Holy shit! I can’t wait!” suggesting he might actually be behind the kit at this particular date. Very interesting…
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Following The Coverups’ gig on December 6, Green Day will be releasing their 13th studio album, Father Of All…, two months later – and it’s a record that the band created in order to “fuck with people”.
“Do you want to go back and do the same old thing?” Tré told Kerrang!. “We don’t want to do what everyone would expect us to do, so it was just kinda mischief and making it fun. That was the bottom line of it.”
“There’s a very fine line threading the needle for us, because we do want to try new things, but we always want to make sure it’s absolute Green Day, you know?” added Billie Joe. “It’s a very fine line – clever and stupid (laughs). But Green Day’s credo is mischief, no matter what. We’re always down for mischief and we want to fuck with people… to the point of it being abusive!”
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