WATCH: Green Day Debut New Song Live!
Bay Area punks play "Cigarettes and Valentines" in Denver, record marathon set for live album.
Covers of rock classics like Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Massive 20,000-person sing alongs. Pyro, confetti, and a beer-guzzling Drunk Bunny: Green Day’s summer tour is a total blowout. And Saturday night in Denver it got even better: The Bay Area punks debuted a never-before-heard song. Watch video below.
The tune, “Cigarettes and Valentines,” is a power-punk jam that sounds more like Green Day’s ragtag roots than their rock operas of late (see American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown). Which makes sense: According to Punk News the song was the title track from the band’s planned follow-up to 2000’s Warning, which was scrapped after the master tapes were stolen.
And it gets better: Before the song’s performance, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the audience that the band’s set that night-a two-hour-plus punk marathon-was being recorded for a live album, leading to speculation that “Cigarettes and Valentines” will finally see release with the upcoming effort.
Watch video of Green Day ripping through “Cigarettes and Valentines” below, then tell us what you think in the comment section.
WATCH: Green Day, “Cigarettes and Valentines”