Revisiting the band’s attitude towards their craft as young upstarts, he added: “But when it came to music, they were Very Serious Indeed. I was working with a lot of young bands in those days, and one thing I constantly struggled with was getting musicians to strike the right balance between having fun and making the most of their musical abilities.
“That was never an issue with Green Day. Other musicians would say things like, ‘We’re just a dumb punk band anyway, nobody’s gonna care what we do, so we might as well have fun.’ Green Day had plenty of fun, as anyone who knew them in those days can testify, but they also wrote and played music with the quiet, exuberant confidence of artists who didn’t need anyone else’s opinion to validate them.”
— Green Day (@GreenDay) December 16, 2021
Green Day will be coming to the UK and Europe next year to fulfil the rest of their Hella Mega Tour dates with Fall Out Boy and Weezer after the tour was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can see the remaining dates below.
Green Day Hella Mega Tour dates 2022:
19 – Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
21 – Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
22 – Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
24 –London Stadium – London, UK
25 – John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
27 – Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
29 – Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK
02 – Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France
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